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Please consider a tax deductible donation for scholarships, capital investment or program expenditures.

Help The Gift of Swimming by donating a brick! Click Here to Donate A Brick!

Funded in part by

The Gift of Swimming is an agency of Heart of Florida United Way

990 form 2005


100% of fund received directly benefit underprivileged and special needs children? All operational, administration and facility expenses are in-kind donations from SouthWest Aquatics. One hundred percent of the funds received directly benefit the disadvantaged who need to learn to swim.


The Gift of Swimming is a nonprofit organization to provide swimming scholarships to the communities’ underprivileged, physically or mentally challenged or otherwise disadvantaged individuals.

The organization also promotes the benefit of swimming and educates the public about the dangers of drowning.

Words by Joy McGinty, chair person for The Gift of Swimming: "Everyone deserves to enrich their lives through the joy of swimming, and we would like to help make that possible."

Your donations help fund the following lessons:

Cost of one private lesson:$ 15.00 per child
1 week of private lessons:$ 75.00 per child
5 weeks of private lessons:$ 375.00 per child
For 26 children to receive the benefits
and joy of swimming:

Donate Bricks

The gift of swimming is holding a fundraiser by selling engraved bricks that will be placed at the new gift of Swimming site. We are selling 4x8 bricks for $50.00 for one line, $75.00 for two lines, and $100 for three lines. You may order them HERE.


Search the web with Yahoo-powered GoodSearch.com and they’ll donate a penny to The Gift of Swimming each time you search!

Shop at more than 600 GoodSearch.com merchants including Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and others, and a percentage of each purchase will go to The Gift of Swimming!

Make sure you select us!

Banner Marketing

Banner size:

  • 4ft by 6ft mesh banner for $175.00 payable to The Gift of Swimming plus advertising cost(see below)
You GET:
  • Your Banner on Competition Pool Fence (proximity to Hwy 429, Windermere Road and Warrior Road)
  • Recognition by SouthWest Aquatics family, friends and heavy traffic
  • Advertisements and promotions can be posted on our community bulletin board
  • Tax deductible cause marketing expenditure

  • A child life saving swim skills they will benefit from for the rest of their lives
  • 3 months of advertisement gives one child swimming lessons for $375
  • 6 months of advertisement gives two children swimming lessons for $750


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