| Thursday, November 2, 2017
During the U.S. Aquatic Sports Convention, the USA Swimming National Diversity & Inclusion Committee presented the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Award to Ms. Miriam Lynch for her efforts in increasing aquatic opportunities and providing water safety education to underrepresented groups.
Over the years Lynch has worked in collaboration with various aquatic organizations to raise awareness, create community partnerships and develop solutions to reduce the drowning rate. Recently she was named the new CEO of Diversity in Aquatics, Inc. As the CEO of Diversity in Aquatics she works with a team of volunteers to educate, promote, and support swimming through water safety clinics and healthy aquatic activities
Lynch is also a coach for one of the top clubs in USA Swimming, Nations Capital Swim Club under the mentorship of National Team Coach, Pete Morgan. In the past she has served on the USA Swimming National Diversity Committee, the Eastern Zone Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has been the Potomac Valley Swimming Diversity and Inclusion Chair.
In addition to her work in the field of water safety, Lynch works as a full-time teacher and curriculum lead for the accounting and economics and personal finance courses at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Virginia.
Kathy Mendez, Chair of the USA Swimming National Diversity & Inclusion Committee, “Miriam is a leader among leaders. She has been a trailblazer in diversity and inclusion. Miriam inspires all she meets to dream bigger, reach higher and reach the goal of all having access to learn to swim and competitive swimming. Miriam is an inspiration to all and has touched thousands that she has never met.”
The USA Swimming National Diversity & Inclusion Committee congratulates Miriam Lynch for being name the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Award recipient.
About the D&I Award
The Diversity & Inclusion Award is presented to a person or group who has positively heightened the awareness of inclusion efforts through various modes and media resulting in the increase and successful participation of currently underrepresented groups in the sport of swimming. The National Diversity & Inclusion Committee reviews and votes on nominations that have been submitted by USA Swimming membership.
For more information about the award go to usaswimming.org/diversity.