Make an Investment in Community Health and Wellness

The RBAC – A Non-Profit Organization

Since 1990 the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center has offered a world-class aquatics facility to thousands of children, youth, families, and seniors. The benefits of community, healthy living, water safety, regular exercise, and sports training extend far beyond the water. The RBAC has become a vital part of our community.

As a self-sustaining non-profit, the RBAC relies on the generosity of friends and patrons—we could not provide all these services without you. Would you please help ensure RBAC can offer all programs, as well as facility enhancements, scholarships, and PUSD Water Safety and Learn-to-Swim by making your Annual Campaign gift today!

Let’s Pool Together to help sustain and enhance the RBAC for years to come. Thank you for your support!

Please consider including the RBAC in your planned giving through wills and bequests.
If you have designated the RBAC as a recipient of your generosity and planned giving, please let us know. 626.564.0330 ext: 406

Donations Help With

Donations Make a Difference
To provide an idea of the impact donors have on our programs, just consider this sampling of programs that would not be possible without the generosity and leadership of those who contribute to the Annual Campaign and throughout the year.

The Water Safety/Learn-to-Swim Program includes ALL 1,450 third-grade students in ALL eighteen elementary schools in Pasadena Unified School District at NO cost to the children and their families. Teachers estimate that for over 80% of the students, this is their first aquatic experience. While we will never know how many lives will be saved through this education, we can be sure that without donor support, children would not have an opportunity to learn ways to be safe around water, protecting their lives as well as the lives of others. Students learn many skills with lifetime benefits that extend well beyond the pool deck: listening, following directions, keeping track of personal belongings, and setting goals.

The RBAC is home to the Rays Special Needs Swim Team, Camp Splash! Summer Day Camp for Children with Special Needs, the Community Adaptive Lessons and Adaptive Group Lessons. These innovative programs assist children with physical and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder, bi-polar disorder, cerebral palsy, motor planning or weight issues and other special needs. Our staff works closely with many other agencies also dedicated to helping children with special needs: Ability First, Almansor Center, Club 21, Foothill Autism Alliance, Frostig Center, Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, and the San Gabriel Valley, Glendale City College Adaptive Physical Education Program, Hathaway Sycamores, Pasadena Parks & Recreation Department, Regional Centers, School Districts including Burbank, Glendale, La Canada, Los Angeles, Pasadena and South Pasadena, and Villa Esperanza.

The RBAC has the unique accomplishment of providing over 100 hours of programming EVERY WEEK. This requires a staff of 250, a Board of Directors with 18 members who serve without compensation and prioritizing efforts to preserve the integrity of this incredible facility. Donations help

  • undertake preventive maintenance to keep small problems from becoming costly, inconvenient ones;
  • meet rising energy costs so that the pools are heated throughout the year;
  • hire outstanding staff, many with Olympic competitive and coaching experience,
  • maintain the safest environment possible;
  • provide scholarships;
  • and undertake innovations that are changing the ways our community as well as professional organizations, colleges and universities view aquatic programs and open the door of opportunity for those with special needs.

YOU Make the Difference
Please note that every donation, large or small, makes a difference for every patron and for you. Whether you come to the RBAC to be part of a team, receive a college scholarship, find your first summer job, launch a “new you,” work to get your health back, or follow doctors orders, you get healthier, make dear friendships, or learn you are not alone while overcoming challenges. Your generosity changes people’s lives.

Donate Now!

Please click here to make a donation or call Ron Orr at 626.564.0330 x 406.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express or make your checks payable to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. Every donation counts and is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

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Ron Orr, Associate Executive Director, Advancement