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Our Impact – Individuals and Communities

One with the Water®’s approach to swimming lessons goes beyond individual capacity building to include investments in partnerships – local and national. By working closely with dedicated community members such as early childhood educators, teachers, and staff from other local therapy organizations, One with the Water builds strong and lasting relationships within the local communities to ensure long-term sustainability of our work.

When designing Community Impact and Outreach programs, One with the Water completes a thorough assessment to understand both the needs and assets of the community. One with the Water meets the needs of any ethnic or religious group. We are highly sensitive toward our very diverse community. It is our top priority and highest goal to reach as many people as possible who would not otherwise be able to afford swimming lessons and give them the life-skill of swimming. Swimming is not only the most healthy form of exercise, but it is also the most affordable and accessible form of exercise in the world.

By integrating cultures, each program leverages community resources in consultation with expert educators, local partners, and community members, including parents and children.

One with the Water is highly sensitive toward a very diverse community.

Our programs:

  • Foster the physical, mental, and social development of children to teach important values and life skills, especially the life-skill of swimming;
  • Educate and mobilize communities around health and disease and prevention and care;
  • Teach conflict resolution and peace building skills. Participation in regular activities facilitates the healing of communities and reintegration of children affected by conflicts; and
  • Create change and have a sustainable impact. We work in partnership with local organizations to build community infrastructure through the engagement of local staff and volunteers.

One with the Water’s Swimming Lesson Programs incorporate a methodology that uses swimming as a tool for learning in four areas: education, health, conflict resolution, and community development.

One with the Water offers Corporate Community Outreach with Added Value Corporate Sponsorships


One with the Water believes in the power of human potential. We are looking for corporations that seek to leverage the size and reach of their brands to effect positive long-term changes that empower and support communities like One with the Water.

Through the One with the Water Corporate Sponsorship Program, your company can aim to deliver focused areas of impact through innovation, partnership, advocacy, and movement making, with a stable source of funding to allow for a portfolio of innovation to scale and flourish. One with the Water has partnered with CoachArt and Serve the Warrior to provide free swimming lessons to young patients with chronic illnesses and their siblings, and to Service-Disabled Veterans and their family members.

To add value to your sponsorship, One with the Water will:

  • Include your company’s information in our Monthly Newsletter – “Between the Lane Lines” – to our 12,000+ members
  • Publish your company’s information and logo on our website
  • Teach our Members about your company and its wonderful community service

You can start today and we will tell our members about your company and all of the wonderful things you accomplish through community service – a win-win for everyone!

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One with the Water® is proud to be listed as a legitimate 501(c)(3) non-profit with GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar, the premier source of nonprofit information. Visit our GuideStar page for more information.

Grants and donations to One with the Water® pay exclusively for pool space, insurance, and instruction for Veterans, children, and families with limited financial means. And, due to the help of supporters like you, we have been able to give out over $75,000 in scholarships to needy students and changed the lives of over 1000 swimmers. Thank you for your support!

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Partners With CoachArt

CoachArt is a non-profit organization offering free lessons in the arts and athletics to patients with chronic illnesses and their siblings, ages 6 – 18. They partner with talented volunteers and art and athletic programs to offer lessons in music, art, yoga, photography, dance, soccer — and now swimming lessons with One with the Water®! CoachArt also provides many exciting opportunities to attend activities in the community including dance and theater performances, sports events and more.

2013 One with the Water Swimming Lessons Sponsor

The Metabolic Studio is led by Lauren Bon. Derived from the Greek word for change, metabolism is the process that maintains life. In continuous cycles of creation and destruction, metabolism transforms nutrients into energy and matter. Working to sustain these cycles, the Metabolic Studio aims to transform resources into energy, actions and objects that nurture life. Metabolic Studio provided a grant to One with the Water helping us with our operations!

The LA Tri Club was established to provide a network of information, support services, training & racing activities, friendship and fun for all ages and abilities. The LA Tri Club is one of the largest triathlon clubs in the World with over 1800+ members. The LA Tri Club provided a grant to One with the Water helping us to teach 57 swimming lessons!


Kiewit graciously donated to our cause by assisting us with training for our Autism Service Dog, “Gum Drop”, in loving memory of our beloved “Token.” “Just as a rock is not shaken by a strong or sudden gust of wind, neither should we be affected by praise or success. We must not be satisfied with our past accomplishments and we should make every effort to improve and expand our operations – but only in an orderly and beneficial manner… a company cannot stand still for long – either it goes ahead or it slides back.” ~ Peter Kiewit, 1964

Born on Bondi Beach near Sydney, Australia in 1928, Speedo is the world’s top-selling swimwear brand. The brand’s heritage derives from its leadership in competitive swimming, where more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand. And top 8 finishes at One with the Water! SpeedoUSA provided One with the Water with $400 worth of equipment in 2012. A great start to our first year!

Soap Dispensary provides soap, lotions, candles and more made from the glycerin derived from the distillation of biofuel. Using a signature fragrance from oils of bergamot, olive & exotic grasses, this amazing natural product is biodegradable, & never tested on animals! Try Further Products today! Soap Dispensary donates 20% of their net profits to One with the Water. Please show your support.

BYStudio is a full service branding, design and marketing agency specializing in logo design, graphic design, website development, search engine optimization and online advertising and marketing. Build your brand and grow your business with BYStudio. SEO, Online Advertising & Marketing By

Sports Insurance Solutions® provides One with the Water® with full-coverage insurance for all of our programs, clinics and special events! Sports Insurance Solutions® provides sports-specific insurance products that are necessary to protect against loss and manage risk exposure. They cover General liability Programs for Sports Commercial Retail and Non-Profit Organizations. Accident Injury Insurance coverage for Sports Leagues, Officials and Participants, Small Business Solutions for Start-ups, Directors and Officers Insurance for Team and League Owners, Individual and Group Health Products, Excess Liability coverage for hard to place risk groups, Professional and Amateur Sports Insurance Products, Sports Product Liability Insurance.

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USMS is a national membership-operated nonprofit organization that provides membership benefits to nearly 60,000 Masters swimmers across the country. We are a registered US Masters Swim Club for Adults.

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Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities. Champion provides us with tri-gear and coaching uniforms, at 50% discount.

“All the News That’s fit to Print.” The NY Times prints articles about One with the Water. Thank you for spreading our brand!


Kenny is a baby Bottlenose dolphin, of the genus Tursiops, one of the most common and well-known members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphin. He is very playful and friendly and loves to frequently leap above the water surface. Kenny plays with water toys, enjoys making bubble rings, and plays well with other dolphins or other animals.

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