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.
Tue, Aug 24, 2021
Water temp gauge in Alamitos BayOur underwater thermometer was rebuit by the manufacturer, and has been reinstalled at the Gondola Getaway dock. The link on our website should be visible again soon. Thanks for your patience!
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.
Aquatic Job Opportunities!The Los Altos Family YMCA is seeking an Aquatics Program Director. To see the job description and to apply online, go to https://lbymca.recruiting.com/aquatics-program-director-los-altos-family-ymca/job/17283397.
The Fairfield Family YMCA is looking to hire an Aquatics Coordinator. To see the job description and to apply online, go to https://lbymca.recruiting.com/aquatics-coordinator-fairfield-family-ymca/job/17251146
Our “Waterproof Our Youth” program kicked off on Monday, February 1. Aquatic Capital is paying for 8 youngsters from low income and minority areas in north Long Beach in each of the 3-week swim lesson sessions at the Fairfield YMCA for a total of 24 through April. With additional funding we hope to continue the program after April, providing more lessons to more kids. Please consider a donation to this program. Earmark it for "Waterproof Our Youth."
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.