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USA Swimming is committed to a culture of inclusion and opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender expression and sexual orientation.


Article 304.3.3 - USA Swimming's Code of Conduct (page 102 - 2016 Rule book)

Discrimination in violation of the Amateur Sports Act which requires that USA Swimming must provide an equal opportunity to athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials to participate in the sport of swimming. Athletes must be allowed to participate and compete to the fullest extent allowed by the Rules and Regulations. Discrimination against any member or participant on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, genetics, mental of physical disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law, where applicable, is prohibited. 

Diversity Spotlight

LGBTQ Cultural Inclusion Resource Guide Released

USA Swimming has released the organization’s first-ever Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Cultural Inclusion Resource Guide. This resource guide will help coaches, parents and clubs provide a safe and inclusive environment for all athletes. The guide was created to provide resources and tolls so that members may enjoy a safe and inclusive environment.  

The LGBTQ guide is the third in a series of ‘Cultural Inclusion’ guides - an African-American and Hispanic/Latino guide in both English and Spanish were released earlier this year; a guide for Asian-American and Native American communities will be released in coming months. For more information about the guides please contact Mariejo Truex, USA Swimming Director of Programs and Services at  

Click on the learn more link below to view the LGBTQ Cultural Inclusion Resource Guide.


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