The John Apple Swim Fund was founded in memory of legendary coach, John Apple. Coaching for over 50 years for various swim teams in Lancaster, Apple has been a motivator and mentor to many athletes. We hope to carry on his passion and influence in the sport of swimming for many years to come.


The John Apple Swim Fund offers community support, individual financial aid, and scholarships to Lancaster County youths interested in pursuing goals and opportunities related to swimming.


Swimming, whether competitively or for leisure, is something most of us get to take for granted. For many, simply having access to a safe water environment is out of reach. For others, the cost of team membership, training, apparel, equipment, fees, and travel prevent them from engaging in competitive swimming. The goal of the John Apple Swim fund is to remove barriers, so that no one in the community who desires to pursue their interests in the pool is left behind.