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 $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.
Will you help us in this effort? Please consider a donation to this program. Earmark it for "Waterproof Our Youth©."
Many thanks to all who joined us for our quarterly social event at Gladstones March 24th, 2022 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM 330 South Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802. It was great to see so many familar and new faces in person!
Moore League's Long Beach Wilson kicks off the playoffs with a game against Redondo Union February 9th, 2022. The game will take place at Long Beach State.
No Awards Banquet in January
We regret to announce that our Annual Awards Banquet scheduled for January 20th 2022 at Keesal, Young & Logan has been postponed due to the newest concerns about COVID-19. We hope to reschedule as soon as KYL is once again available for events.
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.