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U.S. Masters Swimming Giving Grants to College Swimmers

March 30, 2012 - The Swimming Saves Lives Foundation, the charitable arm of USMS, with a purpose of encouraging more adults to choose swimming as part of their health, fitness, and lifestyle, will be giving five, $1,000 grants to college swimmers. The grants are for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Applicants must be 18 years or older, must be swimming for a college club program, must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and will be required to submit a 150-word essay why they like swimming. NCAA athletes must check with their compliance departments before applying.

The application deadline is June 22, 2012. Swimmers receiving grants will be notified the week of July 23, 2012. Grant recipients will be required to attend the USMS annual convention September 14-16, 2012 in Greensboro, N.C. USMS will pay for the registration, airfare and hotel for the grant recipients.

The application process is online at usms.org/giving.

About U.S. Masters Swimming

U.S. Masters Swimming, founded in 1970, is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes adult health, fitness, wellness and competition through aquatics. It does so by partnering with more than 1,000 adult swim programs across the country that offer swimming and fitness programs, promotes information via a bimonthly member magazine and, and sanctions and promotes pool, open water and virtual competitions. More than 55,000 adults are registered members of U.S. Masters Swimming. For more information, contact us at 655 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 or by phone at 941-256-USMS (8767).

Contact: Claudia Woods, U.S. Masters Swimming
Phone: (941) 556-6281


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