What is Swim with Mike?

Our Mission:  

To provide financial resources for advanced education that pave the way for physically challenged athletes to overcome their tragedies and realize their full potential.




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Who We Are

  • Hundreds of dedicated volunteers, swimmers, sponsors, campaign directors and donors from 47 different states and across the globe.
  • We are 56 athletes attending 39 universities who have overcome life challenging accidents or illnesses and are pursuing our educational dreams.
  • We are 163 alumni recipients who are doctors, lawyers, engineers, actors, social workers, accountants and teachers.

What We Do

  • We raise funds through an annual swim-a-thon, individual campaign directors’ campaigns across the nation and a pool party.
  • We swim laps, run, walk, roll, float and dedicate our time and dollars.
  • We thrive in spite of paralysis, amputation and blindness.

Why We Do It

  • We are inspired by Mike Nyeholt and our 199 scholarship recipients.
  • After tragedy, getting back to education is getting back to life.
  • Education leads to independence.
  • And we have a great time!

What We Have Achieved

  • We have raised over $19 million in 37 years.
  • We supported 199 college scholarships at 219 different schools.
  • We maintain a low overhead of less than 10% in administrative fees, allowing more scholarships to be given.
  • We can do much more with your help.