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About Us

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.

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Recent News

Over 100 ecstatic guests attended our 12th Annual Awards Ceremony, on February 23rd, 2023, hosted at Keesal, Young & Logan. It was a great time honoring those who have impacted the aquatic community in Long Beach

Waterproof Our

Aquatic Capital of America is proud to fund swim lessons for local youth as part of our mission to eliminate drowning injuries and deaths

Our Goals

Expand the Aquatic

Capital family

Increase donations to

'Waterproof Our Youth'

Promote water safety

and education

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