Making History: Black Women in Swimming
In honor of Black History Month and in celebration of our collective swimming history, USA Swimming salutes swimming athletes who have made history for the sport and for the African American community. These women exemplify the championship spirit that the sport of swimming breeds and also serve as role models for all swimmers.
Justin Lynch Honored at the 29th Annual Black History Invitational
Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15 at the Takoma Aquatic Center in Washington D.C., more than 750 athletes from 28 teams and 9 states came together in celebration and competition for the 29th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet (BHISM).
Multicultural Heroes: Diversity in Aquatics, Inc.
Diversity in Aquatics, Inc., a non-profit established in April of 2008, has the sole mission of decreasing the rate of drowning worldwide by helping to create, promote and support diversity and inclusion programs in the United States and abroad.
Making History: Men of African Descent in Swimming
In honor of Black History Month and in celebration of our collective swimming history, USA Swimming salutes swimming athletes who have made history for the sport and for the African American community. These men exemplify the championship spirit that the sport of swimming breeds and also serve as role models for all swimmers.
Oklahoma Swimming Hosts 4th Annual Native American Swim Weekend
On Sunday, February 8th, local Native American youth in the surrounding Oklahoma City area gathered at Oklahoma City Community College for a day of clinics, lessons and competitive swimming.
USA Swimming Extends Partnership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
USA Swimming and historical black sorority Sigma Gamma Rho announced an extension of their successful partnership to prevent drowning and increase swim participation.
Multicultural Heroes: Kent Yoshiwara
With just 85 staff and 400,000 members, USA Swimming heavily relies on passionate volunteers at the local level to be able to provide community support. Volunteers like Pacific Swimming Diversity Chair Kent Yoshiwara have been a shining example of how one person can make a huge difference in their local swim committees (LSC's) and the sport of swimming.
Legacies and Kings: MLK Jr Swim Meets Have Impact
Over the course of four days during the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday weekend, over 1500 boys and girls in the greater New York City and Long Island areas descended to the pool to compete in honor of a man who preached equality.
Nu-Finmen Swimming and Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Multicultural Swim Meets
Two USA Swimming clubs based in the New York City metropolitan area are once again celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by hosting swim meets dedicated to his legacy over the holiday weekend.
New NYC Partnership Kicks Off Strong
Through a new partnership between USA Swimming, New York City Parks and Recreation and Metropolitan Swimming, 600 athletes and 50 coaches received the gift of swimming.
Multicultural Heroes: Maritza Correia and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
When it comes to engaging with multicultural communities, becoming a part of the community helps push you into the conversation.
Andrew Gemmell Visits DC Elementary School with Sports for Sharing
On December 8th, long distance national champion Andrew Gemmell and led an interactive session with students and their families at Bancroft Elementary School’s “Family Fitness Night”. Gemmell spoke to students ranging from 1st to 5th grade about the importance of maintaining athletic, academic and community values on a daily basis, and the impact that each has had on his international swimming career.
Local Sigma Gamma Rho Members to Receive Special Clinic at AT&T Winter Nationals
On Friday, Dec. 5, AT&T and USA Swimming are sponsoring an exclusive swim clinic for the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. As part of the partnership with Swim 1922, the clinic is designed to educate the adult women of Sigma Gamma Rho about the importance of learning to swim and how to be safer around the water.
Sigma Gamma Rho Makes a Splash at Golden Goggles
Members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. made a splash on the red carpet with some of the country’s top swimmers at the 2014 Golden Goggle Awards in New York City. The event, which was held November 24, honored coaches and athletes on the U. S. National Swim Team for their work and performances throughout the year.
Multicultural Heroes: Coach Robert Trotman
Motivation and dedication are familiar words to anyone looking to describe swim coaches. 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award recipient, coach Robert Trotman, knows all about those traits and is one of the most prolific minority-serving coaches in the history of the sport.
Multicultural Heroes: Simone Manuel
There are some household names in the sport of swimming when it comes to representatives of diversity and inclusion. Cullen Jones and Martiza Correia have paved the way for a new crop of diverse young swim stars, few more prolific in their quest for swimming greatness than world champion and American record holder Simone Manuel.
Maritza Correia Gives Swim Chat for Swim 1922 on Twitter
Olympian and Swim 1922 Spokeswoman Maritza Correia answers questions and gives some tips about diversifying the sport and getting past myths and fears in the Black community.