Austin Whitney Raises Awareness for Accessibility in the Music Industry
Swim With Mike Scholarship Alumni Austin Whitney (UC Berkeley JD '16) is the founder and Board President of Accessible Festivals and the President of Ten Fifty Entertainment where he works to ensure ADA compliance at some of the nation's largest festivals and events. A native of Orange County, Austin was paralyzed from the waist down following a car accident after his high school graduation. Austin was instrumental in organizing the first Swim With Mike satellite event at Cal in partnership with the water polo team. Austin's work with Accessible Festivals has been featured in nationwide publications including Forbes, Billboard, and MusicWeek. Recently, Accessible Festivals launched the Dan Grover Memorial Ticket Grant program to provide free access tickets to recreational experiences for physically challenged music fans. Austin found music when he was recovering from his accident, and is hoping to share his experience with others who are seeking positive outlets for healing through the healing power of music.
Alum John Siciliano in NY Play
Swim with Mike alum and USC School of Theater graduate John Siciliano is on the boards in New York City, acting in New Light Theater Project's documentary play titled, WAR WORDS.
Join Us For The 43rd Annual Swim with Mike!
Join us at the 43rd Annual Swim with Mike to be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Southern California. We look forward to seeing you!
Catch The Wave Fall 2023 Edition
In this latest edition of The Wave, we introduce the 11 new scholarship recipients who are joining 32 returning scholars for the 2023-24 academic year. Also, we introduce the Legacy Circle giving program and see what recent USC graduate, Alex Ruiz, is up to this fall.