About the Program

SWAMI Enrichment Program

In 2016, Race Swami launched the Swami Enrichment Program, which encourages and engages our swimmers in a number of activities to enhance their educational paths. Directed by Swami Board member and co-founder Mary Chris Finnigan, the idea is for the Enrichment Program to promote leadership, discipline, hard work, and excellence among its student-athletes. It has always been Race Swami's mission to strive to enrich the academic, athletic, and life skills of its participants, developing "character first" among all its' swimmers.

This past summer, Race Swami offered its’ swimmers a Summer Book Club. More than 30 children participated in weekly groups held at two west side Salt Lake City libraries. The children participated in group discussions and journaling based on books focusing on race, class, and gender issues.

Last spring, Race Swami held its second consecutive "College Day at the U," where more than 50 SWAMIs— accompanied by parents and siblings—spent a day at the University of Utah, getting treated to hands-on activities directed by college students from several departments including computer science, art and ceramics, political science, etc. SWAMIs also listened to an Admissions representative from the U and tackled such things as the concept of "going to college" as well as how financial aid works. The SWAMIs ended the day by taking a tour of the expansive campus and getting to see all the new additions to the school.

This program will continue to grow, with the vision of offering regular tutoring services for those who need it. We are very encouraged and excited with the ongoing growth of our Enrichment Program and how we can best serve our families.