2019 Spring Into Summer Detroit Swims Donation Drive

Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019 (11:59 PM)
June, 1 2019


2019 Spring Into Summer

Detroit Swims Donation Drive

What: Detroit Swims Donation Drive

When: June 1 - 20, 2019

KA Swimmer Contact: Ella Glaspie (

Overview: It’s time to spring clean your swim gear closet just in time to kickoff summer!  My mom and I were sorting through swimsuits and goggles that I have outgrown or just do not wear any more.  I found 12 nice suits that are looking for a good home!

In conjunction with our year-end team celebration on June 20th, our hope is that Kingfish Aquatics Club families will support Detroit Swims by donating gently used swimsuits, goggles or other items from their wish list to help others in our local community learn to swim.  This effort also supports USA Swimming’s Safe Sport initiative!

Please feel free to bring donations to practice or our year-end celebration on June 20th.  I will be the point person for donation collections as well as delivery to Detroit Swims.

Go Kingfish!

Ella Glaspie


No child should fear the water

Over 79% of children in low-income families have little to no swimming ability, putting our children at an unacceptable risk of drowning. Detroit Swims is working to change that in Southeast Michigan.

Detroit Swims can teach a child to swim in a matter of weeks.

Our goal is to teach 1,500 children to swim each year that would not otherwise have the opportunity due to finances, pool access, or transportation. We partner with schools and community pools in the City of Detroit and surrounding areas to ensure that every child can be confident in and around the water.

Every Donation Makes a Difference

Detroit Swims is completely free for the participants, and all children are provided a new swim suit, swim cap, and goggles.

Detroit Swims Wish List

In addition to monetary donations, we always are in need of new or gently used:

  • Girls one-piece and boys jammers swim suits (all sizes, youth XS – adult XXL)
  • Swim Caps
  • Goggles
  • Rubbermaid Bins / Ikea Bags
  • Cinch bags
  • Or gift cards for gas for our bus

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