Mary Pinola Water Safety/Learn-to-Swim Program Endowment

Creating a Water Safety/Learn-to-Swim Program Endowment for Pasadena’s Children

For 30 years, Mary Pinola has served as Director of Development and on March 31, 2020, will be retiring.  Mary’s passion, commitment, vision, caring, and creativity have been instrumental in achieving many incredible projects. 

 However, none of these projects is more valuable than the Water Safety/Learn-to-Swim Program which provides ALL 1,450 third-grade students in ALL 17 elementary schools in Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) with 15 swim lessons. Almost 30,000 students have learned to swim through this program, their lives forever enriched.

Learning to swim saves lives and is especially important to Pasadena’s children because 80%+ of PUSD students have no aquatic experience.
Research shows that if a child doesn’t learn to swim by the time he or she finishes 3rd grade, he or she likely never will. 

This program is funded on an annual basis from multiple sources and will benefit greatly from a single investment fund dedicated to the program.  Additionally, an Investment Fund at the Pasadena Community Foundation is dedicated to this project.

Please join us in making a contribution to the Water Safety/Learn-to-Swim Fund that will be named in Mary’s honor and will have benefits for this generation as well as Pasadena’s future generations. 

How to Give

Please click on the DONATE button below or call 626.564.0330×406.
We accept all major credit cards or make your checks payable to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. Every donation counts and is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.




When making your donation be sure to select and provide your shipping address so RBAC may provide you with a contribution thank you letter that you may use for tax purposes.

You're invited

OPEN HOUSE
For All Members of the RBAC Family

Join us and wish
Mary Pinola
the best on her retirement.

For the past 30 years, she has served as
Director of Development and has made a significant difference for the community.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Poolside & Upstairs Arroyo Room
Refreshments, Demonstrations
Special Activities

Questions? Contact us:

Development Office