Each day families struggle to make ends meet due to the harsh economic time in which we currently live. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, in September the number of unemployed persons was 9.3 million. Many people do not have the discretionary income that they once had for extracurricular activities due to an unforeseen job loss that has adversely impacted income in a negative way. Outreach membership plays a vital role in bridging the gap.
USA Swimming’s Year-round Athlete Outreach Membership
USA Swimming is committed to providing outreach membership for families in need. The goal of offering outreach membership is to provide opportunities in swimming to economically disadvantaged youth in the United States. Each Local Swimming Committee determines how they will qualify athletes for outreach membership. They may use, but are not limited to, national guidelines based on Federal Food Stamps, Free School Lunch and/or Federal Poverty Guidelines.
At SPY, we strive to make the sport of club swimming accessible to families that may not otherwise have the ability to afford the cost associated with year-round swimming. We encourage families who believe that participation in SPY may present a financial hardship to apply to the Maryland Swimming Outreach Athlete program. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Lisa Body, Vice President.
To apply, please complete the two (2) application forms below and submit during our Registration Period (usually July-August).
2019-2020 Maryland Swimming Outreach Application Form
2019-2020 Maryland Swimming Outreach Athlete Application Form