Cultural Meets

Each year swim meets are held that bring different cultures together in an open and inclusive atmosphere to enjoyCultural Meet (medium) swimming. These “cultural swim meets” are important because they celebrate different ethnic heritages or cultural icons (Martin Luther King, Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, etc.) that are important to a specific ethnic group. Some of these meets like the Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Invitational Swim Meet have been around for over 30 years. These types of swim meets are important because not only do they celebrate a cultural heritage or icon but they allow meet organizers to use these types of meets as a way to expose swimming to different groups in their community. Oftentimes attending a cultural swim meet is a family’s first experience with swimming. USA Swimming is committed to celebrating cultural heritages through continued partnerships with USA Swimming cultural swim meets.

For more information about USA Swimming’s Cultural Swim Meets please email swim1922@usaswimming.org.

Below is a list of the culturally themed meets for 2013. If you would like to volunteer, feel free to complete the volunteer request form under the “Volunteer/Ambassadors” Section. 

 

Event

Date

Location

Address

City

State

32nd Annual MLK Jr. Invitational

January

Nassau County Aquatic Center

 

East Meadow, Long Island

NY

Native American Swim Clinic

February

The Lighthouse

3333 W Hefner

Oklahoma City

OK

OKS Native American Cultural Meet

February

OCCC Natatorium

7777 South May Avenue

Oklahoma City

OK

27th Black History Invitational Swim Meet

February

Takoma Community Center

300 Van Buren St. NW

Washington

DC

USA Swimming National Diversity Select Camp

May

USA Swimming

1 Olympic Plaza

Colorado Springs

CO

Cinco De Mayo Swim Meet

TBD

San Antonio Natatorium

1430  W. Durango Blvd.

San Antonio

TX

Eleventh Annual National Black Heritage Swim Meet

May

Triangle Aquatic Center

275 Convention Drive

Cary

NC

Central Zone Diversity Meets

June

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

1 Stevenson Dr.

Lincolnshire

IL

DC Summer Swim League

TBD

 

 

Washington

DC

Urban Classic Invitational

July

Adamsville Natatorium

3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Atlanta

GA

9th Annual BCSC Unity Swim Meet

TBD

UMBC Natatorium

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore

MD

Hispanic Heritage Swim Meet

October

Theodore D. Young Community Center

32 Manhattan Avenue

White Plains

NY