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about goodman pool waves & shelley glover sports education foundation

The Shelley Glover Sports Education Foundation (SGSEF), Madison Parks, and the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation are pleased to announce a new community partnership sure to make waves in Madison this summer!  The new Goodman Pool Waves summer swim team is made possible by a grant to SGSEF from the Goodman Foundation.  

Both the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation and the Shelley Glover Sports Education Foundation have long supported swimming in Madison, the Goodman Foundation through its funding to establish Madison’s first public pool and annual funding for family pool memberships, and SGSEF through the Shelley Glover Pool Fund, a permanent endowment at the Foundation for Madison Public Schools, and through  its annual Kids Swimming for Kids events which raise funds to support financial aid for pool memberships and swim lessons for children in need at the Goodman Pool. 

The Shelley Glover Sports Education Foundation is an organization established to honor Shelley Glover, a gifted and compassionate athlete and leader.  Glover, a Madison, Wisconsin native, was a proud member of the Shorewood Pool swim team and also an Olympic-development team soccer player.  At the age of 15, she was named to the United States Development Ski Team, but died following a ski training accident in May 2004 at age 17. At a young age Shelley was quite aware of the disparity in kids’ access to sports, and wished most of all for all kids to be able to have as much fun with sport as she did, and to enjoy the benefits it provided her in the development of friendships, self-esteem and physical fitness.  She is remembered notably as one of the greatest alpine skiers to come out of the Midwest, yet is equally remembered for her compassion and humility.

To help realize Shelley’s dream, the Shelley Glover Sports Education Foundation (SGSEF) was founded.  SGSEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting athletic activities and competition for youth of all ages and abilities with a focus on Shelley’s favorite sports, skiing, swimming, and soccer.  SGSEF will provide support for athletic opportunities and competition through the development of innovative programs and community partnerships that expand access to sports.

For more information on SGSEF and how you can support Kids Swimming for Kids visit


Goodman Pool Waves Swim Team: Madison's newest addition to the All-City Swim League!