The Trident Swim Foundation emphasizes individual and team growth, a thorough knowledge of swimming, the spirit of sportsmanship, a healthy lifestyle, and academic excellence.
Established in 2007
The Trident Swim Foundation was founded in 2007 by Jeremy Fain, Alan Fishman, and Kristin Gary. The founders shared a love for swimming and a desire to provide urban youth the opportunity to learn the rewards of competitive swimming and academic discipline.
The Trident Swim Foundation's inaugural Swimmer Scholar program began at the George Washington High School. Since then, we have expanded our program into multiple campuses in New York City and Los Angeles. We aim to build leaders who strive for excellence in the classroom and the pool and to engage the swimming community, and the general public, to lend their support to this mission.
Our Swimmer Scholar Program
The Trident Swim Foundation’s Swimmer Scholar program is designed for students to succeed long after they graduate from the program. The three core principles of the program are Discipline, Self-confidence, and Teamwork.
- Discipline - Attendance at afterschool study sessions and structured swim practice is mandatory for our Swimmer Scholars. Students learn to reap the rewards and understand the necessity of hard work in and out of the pool.
- Self-confidence - As Swimmer Scholars develop athletic and academic competence, they begin to understand their abilities and strengths better to redefine their limits.
- Teamwork - Swimmer Scholars learn to support the goals of their teammates in the pool and the classroom by collaborating in relays during swim meets and participating in active learning forums during the study hall sessions.