A Beacon of Light and Hope
Pursuing education is a roadmap for recovery after traumatic injury. It is a chance to pursue a new chapter, offering student-athletes who are driven and competitive by nature, a sense of purpose, independence, and well-being. Completing a degree and excelling in the classroom is up to the individual—a path forward. We welcome you to meet our current recipients and learn more about their triumphant stories.
“The Ripple Effect created by Swim With Mike has given me a second chance to fulfill my dreams."
University of California, Los Angeles
“The Ripple Effect created by Swim With Mike has given me a second chance to fulfill my dreams. After my injury, my future was surrounded by question marks. However, the remarkable donors and volunteers of this organization have provided me with the opportunity to overcome that uncertainty and embark on a career that can create meaningful change in this world."Read More
"I wanted to make sure I made the best of my new life and this foundation has allowed that for me.”
George Mason University
“Swim With Mike has given the opportunity and confidence to take a path in my education that I am truly passionate about. After my injury, I wanted to make sure I made the best of my new life, and this foundation has allowed that for me.”Read More
"Swim with Mike has been a pillar I can rely on every semester..."
University of Texas Arlington
"Through the ups and downs of my educational journey, Swim with Mike has been a pillar I can rely on every semester. Thank you Swim with Mike!"Read More
"Attending graduate school can seem like a dream when the costs are taken into account, and this wouldn't have been possible without Swim With Mike."
University of Illinois
"This alleviation of debt is especially crucial because I am an out-of-state student and a first-generation college student. Attending graduate school can seem like a dream when the costs are taken into account, and this wouldn't have been possible without Swim With Mike."Read More
Education is the Great Equalizer:
A Path Forward for Student-Athletes to
Realize New Opportunities
The impact of an educational scholarship is two-fold: it develops the individual and it illuminates a new path after a catastrophic, life-altering event. Beginning an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program levels the playing field and allows scholarship recipients to reimagine their future and reshape themselves as individuals. The positive energy and challenges faced in the classroom builds self-esteem, self-reliance, and the ability to achieve great success as an independent person. The university experience offers the fundamental building blocks to pursue professional passions, stimulate innovation, and move their life forward.
As student-athletes, Swim with Mike Foundation scholarship recipients are challenged to push through life-altering obstacles and serve as pillars of courage and hope for those that follow in their wake.
By supporting a campaign, you are enabling current recipients to ride the wave of the Ripple Effect where they can raise money to help future student-athletes achieve success through an academic scholarship.