News

As we enter our 39th year, learn about all the amazing progress we have made together! More than 231 physically challenged athletes received college scholarships and the opportunities that come with a college education. Nearly $22 million raised in scholarship support. A presence in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Take a look at all our recent and upcoming events and read about our inspiring recipients.

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Grit Cycle, Costa Mesa Hosts Fundraiser for Swim with Mike

On March 7th, Grit Cycle in Costa Mesa donated a “ride” in honor of Swim with Mike and Natalie Buchoz. Fifty cyclists participated and Natalie had the opportunity to share Swim with Mike’s mission statement and how Swim with Mike has changed her life. Thank you to Grit Cycle, Marisa Wayne, and the Buchoz family […]

Jennifer Walsh Endowment Reaches 20th Anniversary

“I cannot even begin to describe how incredible it was to receive the Jennifer Walsh scholarship,” former Jennifer Walsh Scholarship recipient Mike Fritschner said. “It was such a blessing and an honor to simply know and connect with the Walsh family through Swim with Mike for my first three years at USC, but to receive […]

7th Annual Claire Snow Award

Swim with Mike is pleased and proud to recognize Vandy and Betty Van Wagener as the Claire Snow Volunteers of the Year. Parents of Swim with Mike Alumni Scholarship Recipient David Van Wagener, they have been involved with Swim with Mike since they first learned of the program soon after David’s accident. Betty serves on […]

Swim With Mike receives endowed scholarship

by Andres Anton-Diaz Through many years of maintaining a strong relationship with Swim With Mike by sponsoring a lane and procuring auction items, Yvonne Bogdanovich already had a strong bond with our organization’s mission. Yvonne has been a strong and loyal supporter of many great causes at USC for over thirty years, and when an […]

From wheelchair, Matt Oka sees ‘big picture’, career growth

By Len Vraniak (From Boeing News Site) Matt Oka has faced a number of challenges since breaking his neck in a surfing accident about six years ago, but joining Boeing’s Business Skills Rotation Program and becoming part of the Space and Intelligence Systems Finance team wasn’t one of them. “From day one,” said Oka, who […]

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