At MySwimPro, we deeply value the diversity of our global community members, ambassadors, and team. Together we stand with the black community. Together, we stand in solidarity against racism and violence, because black lives matter. When members of our community hurt, we all hurt.
We will be donating money to help combat racial injustice. We also encourage our community to further educate themselves, and take action where it is possible.
Our mantra is to empower human potential, regardless of race, actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, age, religious beliefs, citizenship status, or location.
We’re asking our global community members to come together and stand up for this mantra. Together, we can speak out against racial injustice in our communities and work to make swimming more accessible and inclusive.
We believe that everyone is one day away from achieving their Gold Medal Moment and it is our responsibility to empower our community members to achieve their dreams.
Tensions are high and anxiety is abundant as we continue to navigate the global pandemic. In the midst of this incredibly difficult time, please know that our community and team is here for you. We are stronger together and committed to racial and social justice.
Please take care of your families and we will strive together to overcome these challenging times as we work toward empowering human potential for all.
With heartfelt wishes,
CEO and Co-Founder of MySwimPro
Do Your Part
For the month of June 2020, MySwimPro will be actively encouraging our community to make a donation to support racial justice. If you are financially able, we invite you to donate to any of the organizations listed below. In support of your donation, we will mail you an exclusive blue MySwimPro swim cap for free (while supplies last).
- Make a donation of at least $50 USD to any of the below organizations.
- Share a screenshot of your receipt on social media, tagging @myswimpro.
- We’ll get in touch with you via direct message to ask you to fill out a short form so we can send you your free cap!
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): The NAACP works to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Black Lives Matter: Donate to the National Black Lives Matter organization
- Or, find your local Black Lives Matter chapter here
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): The ACLU works with courts, legislators and communities to defend individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the US Constitution.
The Loveland Foundation: Fund that provides free therapy to black women and girls.
Reclaim the Block: This organization advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis, MN neighborhoods.
Campaign Zero: This organization works to create policies to end police brutality in the United States.
National Police Accountability Project: Subset of the National Lawyers Guild that provides legal counsel to people who have had encounters with law enforcement.
The Black Swimming Association: A United Kingdom-based organization dedicated to promoting water safety in the black community.
Detroit Swims: Run by the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, this program aims to teach low-income children to swim.
Donate to a bail fund in your state: These funds help activists and people of color who were arrested get out of jail, as local organizations around the country work to abolish pretrial and immigration detention.
Make a donation and submit your information to receive your free cap!
If you would like to make a donation to a different organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.