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.
Join Us for the 42nd Annual Swim With Mike!
The event will be held at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center at USC on Saturday, April 1, 2023. We look forward to seeing you!
Tyler Hoog-An Example of The Ripple Effect
Alumni Scholarship Recipient Tyler Hoog graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with his master's degree and is one of many recipients touched by Swim With Mike's Ripple Effect.
Catch The Wave Fall Edition 2022
Fall brings the season of giving, thanks, and community- all principles that Swim With Mike was founded on over 42 years ago. In this fall edition of The Wave, we introduce our new scholarship recipients: 12 new recipients from 9 states and Australia, joining 37 returning recipients. Click below to learn more about the new recipients.