Our goal is to change lives through the lessons learned from the sport of swimming


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“Swimming has given me so much and I’m passionate about ensuring anyone and everyone has access to this wonderful sport and to the many benefits and opportunities it provides out of the pool!”

Katie Meili

2016 Olympic Gold Medalist

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“Simultaneously going to school while swimming for the majority of my life has shaped me into the person I am today. The work Trident does in emphasizing not only academics, but swimming as well, is amazing and so important in shaping the future generation by inherently teaching lessons in and out of the pool, creating great students, athletes, and overall people.”

Lia Neal

2012 and 2016 Olympic Medalist

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“Having been an athlete my entire life, it’s always an honor to give back to the swimming world and support others in their goals, both in and out of the water. I support Trident’s mission to bring together the community with sports and studies 100 percent. I look forward to future involvement with the program and the Great Relay!”

Kim Vandenberg

2008 Olympic Medalist
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"No matter where you come from, where your parents come from, what language you speak, in high school we are all figuring out where we belong in this world. We're searching for purpose. My parents were refugees in the early 80s and I felt like a fish out of water, until I found swimming. It gave me my friends. It taught me goal setting. It found me work. It found me a future. And it found me a coach who was always looking out for me. It created a path for me. And I think that's what is so incredible about the work Trident Swim Foundation is doing in the community. It's creating pathways. With more pathways come more possibilities. With more possibilities comes a more hopeful future."

Adam Mania

2004 Olympian

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"I believe this is a great way to encourage fun competition in swimming while still maintaining discipline, confidence and teamwork. You are able to learn many lessons from swimming, which can carry over to school and our daily lives."

Gabby Deloof

5X All-American
National Team Member

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"There are a lot of organizations that support swimming or academics. Trident Swim Foundations is the only non profit where water safety and education are paired simultaneously; you cannot succeed in one without the other. They implement remarkable programs that help students be the best they can be, in and out of the pool."

Tom Luchsinger

National Champion
National Team Member

"Through the Swimmer Scholar program I learned how to excel academically and push myself physically. With the help of my Trident mentors and academic tutoring sessions, I was able to learn more about colleges and opportunities beyond high school. Trident also gave me my best friends who, after 10 years, I am still in very close contact with."

Ledimir Nunez

Trident Swimmer Scholar Graduate

Martha Cedeno

“Trident Swim Foundation is a family that helps you grow, surpass challenges, and pushes you to be the best you can be. Like family, they help you reach your goals because they want to see you succeed. Because of them I’ve learned to push through challenging moments to get to where I want to be to become who I want to become.”

Martha Cedeno

Trident Swimmer Scholar Graduate