About Make a Splash
Make a Splash is the national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation, which aims to provide the opportunity
for every child in America to learn to swim. Make a Splash partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the
country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA
Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread
national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning.  To date, nearly 2 million children have received the
lifesaving gift of swim lessons through our Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600 qualified lesson providers
across the nation.
To learn more, visit www.makeasplash.org.
We are excited to announce YMCA of Ponca City has just
joined USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative,
Make a Splash, as a Local Partner.
At the YMCA are able to offer our life saving program, Make a Splash, because of the funds
through a grant from Make a splash and a generous donation from Kaw Lake Education
Foundation. This winter we have been able to offer free swim lessons to all 2nd graders that
attend Lincoln and Roosevelt.  When we started the program we were able to only offer it to
Lincoln, as a pilot program.  The last two seasons were so successful, we were able to add
Roosevelt.  Our long term goal is to reach all 2nd graders in the Ponca City area.  This is such
an amazing program and we are so glad we are able to teach these children how to swim and
life saving skills; and of course how to be safe and have fun around and in the water.

We kick off our 8 week program, by visiting the students at school to explain to them how the
program works, answer any questions they may have and prepare them for the next 7 weeks
that are taught in the water.