WSSC Charitable Giving

Things get pretty crazy during the summer months.  So we though now would be a good time to provide some info on the two fundraisers that West Side and all the other pools in the All City League participate in every summer.

Please take a moment to read about how, working together, we can make a real difference in the lives of people in our community.

Make a Splash!  Make a Pledge! Make a Difference!

Kids Swimming for Kids (KSK)was started by the Shelley Glover Foundation as a way for All-City swimmers to help raise money to support scholarships for children in the Madison area to learn how to swim.  The Shelley Glover Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of Shelley, a gifted athlete and member of the Shorewood Swim Team.  Each year, through the commitment of parents, coaches, and swimmers, kids swim laps  so that we can open the doors of the swim community to a more diverse group of children and ultimately give the gift of the life-long skill of learning to swim.    Please join us this year as we swim to raise funds to support a special lesson program for children through the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.


A session of swimming lessons for one child costs $45.  Boys and girls swim suits cost $30 and $20 and a pair of goggles is $8.   West Side has set a goal to sponsor 3 children this summer for 4 sessions of lessons.  You can make a pledge now to help other kids enjoy the fun of swimming.

To learn more, or to make a donation, go to

The All City Swim and Dive league has a wonderful tradition of helping others in our community through their annual food drive. Last year, Westside raised money and collected canned food for the Kids Cafe at the Boys and Girls Club on Allied Drive on the southwest side of Madison.  Kids Cafe programs provide free meals and snacks to at-risk children through a variety of community locations that provide after school programs.  In addition to providing meals to kids, all Kids Cafe programs offer a safe place where children can participate in nutrition education and academic and recreational activities.This is a wonderful opportunity to help others at a time when the shelves of food pantries are low and kids are not receiving a hot lunch at school.  The Food Drive is a membership wide effort!  
Start setting your spare change aside so that you can help us help others this summer! Every dollar collected buys 3 meals!  This is also a friendly competition among the other pools in the All City League so let’s show them what West Side is made of!