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One With The Water, a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant, Implements Lean Six Sigma

One with the Water®, a GuideStar Exchange Gold participant, continues to be a leader of organizational transparency and accountability. The Gold Level is the highest level and demonstrates One with the Water®’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

Los Angeles, CA — September 16, 2014. One with the Water Implements Lean Six Sigma. One with the Water® has implemented Lean Six Sigma in order to maintain their commitment as a nonprofit focused on transparency and accountability. The Lean Six Sigma program initiatives were implemented in order to continue assuring donors that 92% to 100% of all donations and grants are used for programs furthering the One with the Water Mission:

To teach the life skill of swimming to enrich the lives of everyone, including children and adults with special needs and low-income families, empowering them with confidence and accomplishment.

“We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents,” said Kenneth Rippetoe, Founder and Executive Director. “As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar’s immense online audience of nonprofits, grant makers, individual donors, and the media.”

The Objectives of Lean Six Sigma

1. Review, revise and set up a realistic execution plan for the One with the Water strategic plan and marketing plan,

2. Review, standardize and improve the customer experience,

3. Review overall resource utilization and begin implementation of an improvement system within One with the Water that will reduce wasteful activities, thereby improving overall performance, and to

4. Review and improve the branding and marketing of One with the Water.

The Benefits to One with the Water’s Donors

When this project is complete, One with the Water will see instant improvements in efficiency and customer satisfaction. Other companies who have focused in the above areas have seen increases in productivity of over 30%. One with the Water will be postured to modify its systems into a franchise that is marketable and grantable, and replicable.

“I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” stated Kenneth Rippetoe. “We are engaged in exciting initiatives, and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress.”

As a non-profit, grants and donations to One with the Water® pay exclusively for pool space, insurance, and swim lessons for children, Veterans and families with limited financial means. One with the Water® is proud to offer special needs swim classes for persons with disabilities, or mental or physical challenges. Swimming lessons are available year-round with swim classes designed to help swimmers learn and improve skills, maintain physical fitness, and achieve success.

Tax-deductible donations to One with the Water, a 501(c)(3), can be made at the organization’s website.


Contact: Kenneth Rippetoe,, 323-364-Swim (7946)

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