Mike Nyeholt '78 Honored With USC Alumni Association Merit Award
Mike Nyeholt '78 brings distinction to a long list of Alumni Merit Recipients at the University of Southern California. At the 88th Annual Alumni Association Awards gala in April, Nyeholt was honored for showcasing Trojan spirit, exemplary service to the community, and stellar professional achievements. Professionally, Nyeholt had a 25-year career in institutional sales at the Capital Group Companies where he retired in 2011. The role closest to Nyeholt's heart is as Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Swim With Mike Foundation where he has contributed to tremendous fundraising efforts totaling more than $26 million for the Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund. Following a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed in 1981, Nyeholt and swimming teammate, Ron Orr, established Swim With Mike with the help of countless friends, family members, volunteers, and donors. The impact of Swim With Mike has become known as the Ripple Effect as the movement of the organization continues to change the lives of young physically challenged athletes who have been awarded scholarships to pursue higher education. To date, the national foundation has given scholarships to 271 recipients at 142 universities across 47 states.
The 42nd Annual Yearbook Celebrates The Ripple Effect!
Swim With Mike's annual publication, The Yearbook, celebrates the Swim With Mike Family and the work of the foundation. This year we celebrate our 42nd year! Current and alumni scholarship recipients are featured demonstrating the impact Swim With Mike has had on their lives. We invite you to take a closer look at how the Ripple Effect has evolved over the past 42 years.
Swim With Mike Celebrates 42 years!
42 years ago on March 7, 1981, the first-ever "Swim For Mike" was held. The following year, the event was renamed Swim With Mike, and the rest is history! The Ripple Effect has expanded nationwide, offering scholarships to 282 physically challenged athletes attending 148 colleges across 47 states. In the pool, one swimmer creates a ripple and a team makes waves. We wish to thank our generous friends and supporters of Swim With Mike. Thank you for making waves!
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!