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LOS ANGELES, Jul. 11, 2015  — It was like Christmas in July for founder Kenneth Rippetoe when a large present showed  up on One with the Water’s doorstep. It included an abundance of FINIS, Inc. swimming goggles, the industry leader in swimwear and swim accessories. These swim goggles are critical in helping One with the Water continue their mission of creating miracles in children’s lives by providing swim lessons for kids in Los Angeles. This generous donation has allowed One with the Water to grant additional swim lesson scholarships and allow sixty at-risk and low-income kids to learn to swim in the Los Angeles region.

When asked what the donation from FINIS, Inc. meant to him, Mr. Rippetoe replied, “It brought joyful tears to my eyes because I knew that it meant that we could help more kids and children get the physical and emotional therapy through swimming that so many of these children desperately need. This is a dream come true and we can’t wait to surprise our kids with their amazing swimming goggles. It really is like the holidays coming early for us.” One with the Water is excited about ongoing developments with FINIS, Inc. and the ability to help use donations to transform the lives of those in need.


One with the Water is a nationally acclaimed 501 (c)(3) non-profit swim school dedicated to teaching life-changing swim lessons for kids and adults – many of them with disabilities or special needs such as Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, sensory integration, anxiety, Down and CHARGE syndrome, auditory processing disorders and dyslexia. OWTW also provides lessons to Service-Disabled Veterans and athletes of the U.S. Paralympics and U.S. Special Olympics as well. OWTW has been featured on the Sundance Channel and is a preferred charity for Train-4-Autism.


John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Pablo Morales founded FINIS, Inc. in 1993 with a mission to simplify swimming for athletes, coaches, beginners and lifelong swimmers around the world. Today, FINIS, Inc. fulfills that mission through technical innovation, high quality products and a commitment to education. FINIS, Inc. products are currently available in over 80 countries. With a focus on innovation and the fine details of swimming, FINIS, Inc. will continue to develop products that help more people enjoy the water.

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With every FINIS goggle purchase, you help donate to organizations like One with the Water, that make swimming more accessible.

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