Aquatic Capital of America Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 2008 by long-time resident and sailing enthusiast Tom Shadden and several influential friends as a destination for visitors interested in the many aquatic activities offered in the City of Long Beach, California. Their research confirmed a long-held belief by many residents that Long Beach has more produced more athletes, coaches and officials who have become Olympians, World and National Champions, and World and National Record breakers, than any other city in the U.S.A.
The founders seek to promote the myriad of aquatic activities offered in Long Beach, and to recognize, honor and support the huge legacy of its aquatic athletes, coaches, officials and organizations.
As the organization has grown, it is also working to promote water safety and education. The Foundation also supports community and regional efforts to cleanse local waterways as well as to increase the number of local aquatic facilities.
Today, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is known nationwide as Giving Tuesday. Many nonprofit organizations make this day their primary campaign to appeal for your tax-deductible donations.
We at Aquatic Capital of America are not making this an official fund-raising campaign for our organization, but we will be grateful if you choose to make a donation of any size to us today.
This is an easy opporunity for you to become a member for just $100 per year (good through 12/311/2022), or make a restricted donation to our Waterproof Our Youth© program which funds swim lessons for underserved youth.
Save the date for our Annual Awards Banquet scheduled for January 20th 2022 at Keesal, Young & Logan. Details will be announced around mid-December. Disclaimer: The event will be subject to cancellation should there be a COVID-19 surge.
Waterproof Our Youth©Our “Waterproof Our Youth©” program continues, with another group of swim lessons funded in October. Aquatic Capital is paying for 8 youngsters from low income and minority areas in north Long Beach in the 3-week swim lesson sessions at the Fairfield YMCA. With additional funding we plan to continue expanding this program, providing more lessons to more kids. Please consider a donation to this program. Earmark it for "Waterproof Our Youth©."
Naples Island SwimsOur biggest turnout ever!!! Many thanks to all who joined us for our 2021 Naples Island Swims on Sunday, August 15, 2021. It was a beautiful morning, and the water temperature had come back up to normal from COLD the week before.
Results are posted at: https://www.naplesislandswims.com/results/. Photos of the day to come soon.
World Drowning Prevention DayJuly 25 of each year has been designated as World Drowning Prevention Day by the United Nations General Assembly. Read more about this is the News section of this website.