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.
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.