November 6, 2019
Montana Swimming is pleased to announce the Bozeman Brookies (BMA) Swim Team has been awarded $2500 through the fall 2019 Reach Out grant program. The team plans to use the funding to reach out to low income, minority, and disabled youths in the community by offering partial scholarships, assist with meet fee expenses, provide training equipment such as caps and goggles, and offer a diversify learn to swim clinic in the LatinX and Native American communities.
The Bozeman Brookies have a proven track record of providing opportunities to low income, minority, and disabled swimmers in the Bozeman area. The team's commitment to offering quality learn to swim lessons to low income and minority youth as a clear benefit by preventing drowning and making youth safer around pools, rivers, and lakes in Montana.
The purpose of the Montana Swimming Reach Out Grant Program is to increase multicultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic diversity as well as encourage those who are disabled to participate in all levels of the sport of competitive swimming. Montana Swimming wants to encourage swimmers to achieve excellence in and out of the pool through this innovative grant program. It is intended that this grant will be used to reach out to underrepresented groups - including ethnic minorities, low income outreach persons, LGBTQ, and disabled persons - in the overall community. Applicants must be currently registered a team/club of Montana Swimming.
Montana Swimming Reach Out Grant is funded in the amount of $5000 per year. Grant applications will be accepted twice a year. There is a maximum amount of $2500 total per grant period to be awarded.
The spring 2020 Reach Out grant applications are due march 18, 2020. Applications are posted online under the diversity/disability tab.
Congratulations to the Bozeman Brookies!