Our Impact & Numbers


Since its founding in 2011, Race Swami has had a 100% high school graduation rate, and 100% of those graduates have attended college


In 10 years, more than 100 volunteers and mentors have helped Race Swami enrich children’s lives


Children served thus far; more than 80% are considered at-risk

Race Swami’s enduring impact on a generation of kids is undeniable. Our students are attending some impressive universities including UCSB, Whitworth University, University of New Mexico, University of Charleston, the University of Utah Honors program, Dixie State University, and more. Most Swami students receive substantial academic scholarships. Nearly all students continue to swim, a life-long sport they mastered while at Race Swami.

Race Swami's innovative and unique program is focused on developing a new generation of leaders by promoting the emotional, academic, and physical well-being of our student-athletes.

Our Priority Outcomes

  • Excite our students about learning, inspire them to be college and career ready
  • Promote student engagement in their academic pursuits
  • Create opportunities by encouraging student-athletes to apply in reputable programs at area high schools (West IB Program, East High Honors Program, etc.), taking them on field trips and college tours, and hosting a Speaker Series which features career talks
  • Help students become good citizens; 100% of our high school students perform annual community service projects
  • Teach healthy lifestyle choices through swimming, mindfulness, and personal fitness training

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Race Swami By the Numbers

Number of Athletes

  • 65 swimmers, year-round
  • 40 swimmers in the spring/summer lessons program.

Age Range

Ages 6-18, though we consider swimmers younger than 6 depending on grasp of skills and maturity level.

Diversity & Demographics

This organization is a melting pot of ethnically diverse youth reflecting the surrounding neighborhoods of Salt Lake City's west side community. Our swamis are:

  • Latino: 53%
  • Caucasian: 32%
  • Polynesian/Pacific Islander: 6%
  • Asian: 6%
  • African-American: 3%

About 90% of the athletes reside in the neighborhoods of Rose Park, Glendale, Poplar Grove, Guadalupe Park, Fairpark, Marmalade and surrounding communities. We also serve swimmers from the communities of West Valley City, South Salt Lake, Sandy, Midvale, and Millcreek.

We also serve a diverse socioeconomic population. Many of our families are eligible for financial assistance:

  • 75% of our of Swamis receiving financial assistance for membership dues.
  • 65% percent of Swamis receive free or reduced lunch.

Our Enrichment Programs