DIVERSITY & Inclusion MISSION STATEMENT
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.
USA Swimming Honored by PR News with D&I Award
USA Swimming was honored with the PR News Diversity & Inclusion Campaign Award during PR News' Annual Winter Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club. PR News highlighted USA Swimming’s Cultural Inclusion Resource Guides which included the organization’s first-ever African-American, LGBTQ and Hispanic/Latino guides in both English and Spanish. The PR News Diversity and Inclusion Awards showcase top public relations professionals, organizations and campaigns that put diversity and inclusion at the center of its messaging and demonstrates an overall commitment to diversity for the organization.
“I’m proud of our entire team at USA Swimming whose collaborative efforts have contributed to this award and to making the sport of swimming more inclusive,” said Mariejo "MJ" Truex, USA Swimming Director of Programs and Services (Pictured). “By creating educational resources, we’re ensuring that our membership is informed of our policies, procedures and best practices to increase opportunities for community engagement and programming.”
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