For Giving Tuesday, 100% of today’s revenue, up to $20,000, will be contributed to our Fast Swimming is For Everyone Grant!
The Fast Swimming is for Everyone Grant helps to defray the cost of attending Fitter and Faster Swim Camps for committed, competitive swimmers who have a financial need. Our hope is that this grant helps many deserving swimmers – who otherwise would not be able to afford coming to our camps – in their pursuit of becoming more efficient, faster, smarter competitive swimmers.
In June of 2021, fifty grants totaling $12,500 were rewarded to deserving swimmers. Applications for the Grant are reviewed by a committee of six accomplished elite level swimmers, coaches and ambassadors of swimming – including Olympians, Paralympians, NCAA Champions of different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds: Maritza Correia-McClendon, Atiba Wade, Patty Barker, Amy Bilquist, Tucker Dupree and Jack Roach.
All applications and recipients remain confidential.
A new application and deadline will be announced before January 15, 2022.The last application deadline was June 7, 2021.
- Applications are reviewed by a committee of six accomplished elite level swimmers, coaches and ambassadors of the sport of swimming – including Olympians, Paralympians, NCAA champions of different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the committee members.
- Applicants must be at least 10-years-old and have been on a seasonal or year round-competitive team for at least two years
- This Grant is non-transferable.
The Selection Committee
Atiba Wade: University of Georgia Graduate and member of the famed Philadelphia Department of Recreation team on which the movie PRIDE was based on.
Patty Barker: Distinguished volunteer with NCAP and Potomac Valley Swimming, Director of Logistics at Fitter and Faster, Mom of a 2021 Olympic Trials Qualifier.
Amy Bilquist: Nominee for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award; Winner of the Cal Berkley Neufeld Scholar-Athlete Award for having the highest GPA among the school’s female student/athletes.
Maritza Correia McClendon: Olympic medalist 2004, 1st black female American Olympic Swimmer in history, 3-time American Record Holder.
Tucker Dupree: Three-time Paralympian, 4-time medalist and World Record Holder.
Jack Roach: Former National Junior Team Program Director at USA Swimming and coach on several USA Olympic Teams.