HCISD SEAL program receives 2023 grant funding from USA Swimming Foundation  

The Harlingen CISD SEAL program was chosen as one of 69 youth programs from the USA Swimming Foundation’s nationwide network of swim lesson providers to receive grant money in early 2023. The grant award will go toward the HCISD SEAL program’s continued efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons. The USA Swimming Foundation has awarded a total of $647,522 to programs across the country.

“We are super excited to receive these grant funds,” Coordinator for Athletic Advancement and Aquatics Sandra Flinn said. “It has been our passion for over eight years to serve our HCISD 2nd grade students by providing the life-changing skill of swimming.  The funds from USA Swimming Foundation assist in transportation expenses.”

The USA Swimming Foundation vetted more than 340 applications through a competitive annual review process and chose 69 youth and 35 adult programs to receive funding.

“The USA Swimming Foundation is thrilled to provide funding to over 100 swim lesson providers across 29 states,” USA Swimming Foundation Senior Director of Development Elaine Calip said. “More than 14,000 children will now have the opportunity to learn the lifesaving skill of swimming. We owe a tremendous thank you to our partners and donors who continue to make a difference in our mission of Saving Lives, Building Champions and Impacting Communities.”

Millions of individuals have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation’s network of swim lesson providers, comprised of more than 1,500 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit

Click here for a full list of 2023 USA Swimming Foundation grant recipients. Click here to donate to the Foundation.

For more information on The HCISD SEAL program, click here.