Our Impact - Individuals and Communities
One with the Water®’s approach to swimming lessons goes beyond individual capacity building to include investments in partnerships – local and national. By working closely with dedicated community members such as early childhood educators, teachers, and staff from other local therapy organizations, One with the Water builds strong and lasting relationships within the local communities to ensure long-term sustainability of our work.
When designing Community Impact and Outreach programs, One with the Water completes a thorough assessment to understand both the needs and assets of the community. One with the Water meets the needs of any ethnic or religious group. We are highly sensitive toward our very diverse community. It is our top priority and highest goal to reach as many people as possible who would not otherwise be able to afford swimming lessons and give them the life-skill of swimming. Swimming is not only the most healthy form of exercise, but it is also the most affordable and accessible form of exercise in the world.
By integrating cultures, each program leverages community resources in consultation with expert educators, local partners, and community members, including parents and children.
One with the Water is highly sensitive toward a very diverse community.
- Foster the physical, mental, and social development of children to teach important values and life skills, especially the life-skill of swimming;
- Educate and mobilize communities around health and disease and prevention and care;
- Teach conflict resolution and peace building skills. Participation in regular activities facilitates the healing of communities and reintegration of children affected by conflicts; and
- Create change and have a sustainable impact. We work in partnership with local organizations to build community infrastructure through the engagement of local staff and volunteers.
One with the Water’s Swimming Lesson Programs incorporate a methodology that uses swimming as a tool for learning in four areas: education, health, conflict resolution, and community development.
One with the Water offers Corporate Community Outreach with Added Value Corporate Sponsorships
One with the Water believes in the power of human potential. We are looking for corporations that seek to leverage the size and reach of their brands to effect positive long-term changes that empower and support communities like One with the Water.
Through the One with the Water Corporate Sponsorship Program, your company can aim to deliver focused areas of impact through innovation, partnership, advocacy, and movement making, with a stable source of funding to allow for a portfolio of innovation to scale and flourish. One with the Water has partnered with CoachArt and Serve the Warrior to provide free swimming lessons to young patients with chronic illnesses and their siblings, and to Service-Disabled Veterans and their family members.
To add value to your sponsorship, One with the Water will:
- Include your company’s information in our Monthly Newsletter – “Between the Lane Lines” – to our 12,000+ members
- Publish your company’s information and logo on our website
- Teach our Members about your company and its wonderful community service
You can start today and we will tell our members about your company and all of the wonderful things you accomplish through community service – a win-win for everyone!
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One with the Water® is proud to be listed as a legitimate 501(c)(3) non-profit with GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar, the premier source of nonprofit information. Visit our GuideStar page for more information.
Grants and donations to One with the Water® pay exclusively for pool space, insurance, and instruction for Veterans, children, and families with limited financial means. And, due to the help of supporters like you, we have been able to give out over $75,000 in scholarships to needy students and changed the lives of over 1000 swimmers. Thank you for your support!
Partners With CoachArt
CoachArt is a non-profit organization offering free lessons in the arts and athletics to patients with chronic illnesses and their siblings, ages 6 – 18. They partner with talented volunteers and art and athletic programs to offer lessons in music, art, yoga, photography, dance, soccer — and now swimming lessons with One with the Water®!
2014 One with the Water Swimming Lessons Sponsor
Loaded Boards – Dedicated to the growth of board sports through performance, community, and creative expression. Loaded Board’s Founder Don Tashman states, “We enjoy what we do and we love to challenge each other and to challenge you. We expect you to challenge us back and we feel that this is the key to personal and communal growth.”
Founded in 1993 in Northern California, FINIS was founded by John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Pablo Morales. Understanding that improving one’s technique is the secret to swimming faster and enjoying the sport more, the duo went on to introduce truly innovative tools to the swimming community. Many of these products are currently used by US and international Olympic teams, elite Triathletes, and fitness swimmers worldwide.
The LA Tri Club was established to provide a network of information, support services, training & racing activities, friendship and fun for all ages and abilities. The LA Tri Club is one of the largest triathlon clubs in the World with over 1800+ members. The LA Tri Club provided a grant to One with the Water helping us to teach 75 swimming lessons!
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USMS is a national membership-operated nonprofit organization that provides membership benefits to Masters swimmers across the country. We are a registered US Masters Swim Club for Adults.
Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities. Champion provides us with tri-gear and coaching uniforms, at 50% discount.