Now that I’ve paid my taxes and I know how much of my money from last year I actually get to keep I’ve started to look for good things to do with it. I decided to make a donation today to the USA Swimming Foundation. The foundation supports swimming and provides learn to swim programs which I think are a pretty worthy cause.
As a kid I was scared to death of the water, but I was lucky enough to get to go to swim lessons every summer growing up. One day when I was around 11 swimming kind of just clicked for me and I’ve loved being in the water ever since. After I had my aquatic epiphany I joined a swim team, I learned to scuba dive, I learned to body surf, I taught swim lessons to kids and adults, and now that I’m older I’ve found my way into Masters Swimming. Swimming has really enriched my life and there are a lot of kids out there that will never get a chance to learn how to swim without some outside help. I want to help give others a shot at learning how to be safe in the water and maybe find the same joy I do in swimming.
If you want to make a donation to the USA Swimming Foundation you can do so here. If you need a little motivation, right now USA Swimming is giving away some fancy towels to people that donate $100 or more to the cause.
Get a Beautiful Foundation Towel from Mel Stewart on Vimeo.
I’m not typically one to push a cause, but I think this is a good one and I thought I would let you guys know it exists.