Step into Swim Grants

Guidelines for Applying Step Into Swim™ Campaign Support


The Step Into Swim™ Goal

Create 1 million MORE swimmers within the next 10 years.


The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to organizations who wish to apply for Step Into Swim™ funding. Our general approach is to find like-minded individuals or organizations who are passionate about expanding a program that will create more swimmers. Based on information in the White Paper, NSPF prefers to support programs for children, and in less affluent communities, and amongst people who fear water. 

The Position
Everything we do we believe will help more people live healthier lives. We believe we make a difference with products and programs that keep pools safer and keep pools open.   The Step Into Swim campaign is one such program that helps keep pools open by helping more people become swimmers.  More swimmers will result in a healthier society, fewer drowning incidents, and reduced healthcare costs with more people engaged in a healthy spectrum of aquatic activities.

Congratulations to our 2017 Step Into Swim Funding Recipients.  

NSPF would like to thank its key Step into Swim donors, with special thanks to the Master Pools Guild.

2018 Step into Swim Funding Requests will be accepted January 1, 2018 through March 2, 2018.

Application forms will be available December 1, 2017.  IMPORTANT Note:  Facilities requesting funding MUST have at least one individual on staff who is a Certified Pool / Spa Operator® (CPO®).    Certifications must be valid through December 31, 2018.  Learn how to become a Certified Pool / Spa Operator.

To be put on a notification list for the 2018 application process, please email Katie Wilke Junkers

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katie Wilke Junkers