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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

Black History Month Swim Invitational

The 31st Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet will be held on February 17-19, 2017 in Washington D.C. at the Takoma Community Center (300 Van Buren Street, N. W.).  The meet is hosted by the DC Wave Swim Team.

Founded in 1987 by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and the United Black Fund the Black History Invitational Swim Meet honors Black History Month and provides an opportunity for urban youth to compete in an open and inclusive atmosphere.  For more information about this meet please click on the link below or contact meet director Rob Green at


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