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We Believe That We Can Change The World Together

The Mission of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, a Non-profit corporation, is to make Every Child a Swimmer (ECAS). Every child in the world should be educated and trained in water safety. Swimming is the only sport that has the potential to save your life.

History of Every Child A Swimmer

Working Together to Make Children Safe Swimmers

Together, we can make a difference. Every child deserves to learn this basic survival skill. Join us in helping to make Every Child a Swimmer! Pledge your support for the Every Child a Swimmer Program. Help educate families and fund swimming lessons for America’s children.

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is a not-for-profit educational foundation whose mission is to preserve and celebrate aquatic history, to educate the general public about the importance of swimming as the key to water safety, drowning prevention, better health, a better quality of life, and to inspire everyone to swim. ISHOF’s collection of swimming memorabilia, art, photos and films, along with archival documents and rare books in the Henning Library, make ISHOF the premier repository and academic research resource for swimming and aquatic history in the world. ISHOF believes that swimming is an essential life skill and that swim education should be assessable to everyone. Through our Every Child A Swimmer (ECAS) program we provide grants to swim schools serving in-need communities and advocate for life saving legislation. 

The Kiwanis project offers school systems a permanent solution to the senseless, escalating drowning problem that has plagued the world from time immemorial. The Kiwanis add the volunteerism of their pre-trained service club members to the expertise of a school’s regular physical education instructor (swim coach), as directed by a school’s officials. Thus the effectiveness of the instructor is multiplied 20 or more times without added cost and makes the program affordable everywhere. The principle of the program is adaptable to any age or class of non-swimmers.