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Community Impact and Outreach through the Combined Federal Campaign

30 April 2014 – Los Angeles – One with the Water, a non-profit swim school providing life-changing swimming lessons to children and adults, including those with special needs, received news today of acceptance into the Federal employee donation program – the Combined Federal Campaign, for both Southern California and Arizona.

Congratulations! Your application to participate in the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign of Southern California has been approved by the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC). Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to make your charity available to the federal donors in our area.
Charlie Carey
Director, Socal CFC

The Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) of the Arizona Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has ACCEPTED your organization’s application for participation in the 2014 CFC.  Thank you for applying to participate in the Arizona Combined Federal Campaign.
Lt Col Donald Bohney, USAF
LFCC Chair
Arizona CFC

Combined Federal Campaign Participant

The mission of the Combined Federal Campaign CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

One with the Water swimming programs heal children and adults, including Service-Disabled Veterans, by providing compassionate swimming lessons to those with physical and psychological disabilities and terminal illnesses.

To teach anyone to swim. Specializing in children with unique physical challenges, cognitive or visual challenges, Autism Spectrum, Down and Charge syndrome, cerebral palsy and spinal Bifida to name a few. Scholarships are available to students who cannot afford to pay for lessons.

Phone: 323-364-Swim (7946)
Rate: 9.0 %
EIN: 45-3172555
Taxonomy Codes: O Youth Development, E Health Care, N Recreation & Sports

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!

Contact us today to start your Leave a Message Here.

It’s as easy as clicking here to start your sponsorship program today!

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to assist us

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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