Swimmership Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • What is a swimmership?
    • A swimmership is an Outdoor Afro swim scholarship! Amounts will vary based on financial need as determined by the selection committee.
  • Who can apply?
    • People of all ages are eligible for an Outdoor Afro Swimmership. The swimmership is only available in the United States of America.

 

  • If I receive a swimmership, how does the process work?
    • Outdoor Afro staff will reach out to you. In most cases, we will pay for the class directly. Process will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

 

  • How long will it take to receive my swimmership?
    • It may take up to 4 weeks to receive your swimmership benefit after you are awarded. We recommend to choose a swim program that will start 4-6 weeks after the end of the application period.

 

  • If I have multiple members of my family that require swim lessons, can I receive more than one scholarship?
    • Yes. You will need to submit an application for each person.

 

  • How will I know if I was/wasn’t selected?
    • If you are selected to receive a swimmership, you will be contacted by Outdoor Afro. Outdoor Afro will not contact applicants who did not receive a swimmership.
    • The selection process for each round is finalized one week prior to the close of applications.

 

  • Can Outdoor Afro pay for lessons I have already taken?
    • No. An Outdoor Afro Swimmership is for new lessons only. We want to follow your journey!