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.
Led by the Director of Programs and Services, Mariejo Truex, the USA Swimming Diversity & Inclusion team consists of a multi-cultural group of individuals whose main goal is to increase USA Swimming’s membership so that it reflects the ethnic demographics of the United States. Through creative programming and partnerships USA Swimming’s Diversity and Inclusion team can help your LSC or club connect with different cultural groups that you are trying to connect with to increase membership.
For more information on our D&I team, click here.