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.
Waterproof Our Youth©Our “Waterproof Our Youth©” program continues to grow! Aquatic Capital has donated over $4,000 for 100 youngsters from low income and minority areas in north Long Beach to participate in SPLASH at the Fairfield YMCA during the LBUSD spring break week (April 18-April 22). With this contribution, over the past four years we have provided funding for 200 of our local youth!
Our priority is to continue expanding this program, providing even more lessons to more kids.
With that in mind a $50 donation sends one child to "SPLASH" camp. A $100 donation provides a child swim lessons for a summer.
Will you help us in this effort? Please consider a donation to this program. Earmark it for "Waterproof Our Youth©."
Naples Island SwimsRegister now for the 2022 Naples Island Swim on Sunday, August 21, 2021.
We look forward to seeing all the race participants at Alamitos Bay this year!
Naples Island Swim, With a Century of History, Returns to Long Beach this Month.
Wilson High School Boy’s Water Polo Long Beach Invitational
Ends Sat, 08/27/2022
Wilson High School Boy's Water Polo Long Beach Invitational Var
Ends Sat, 09/03/2022