South Texas Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement
To assist USA Swimming in creating a culture of inclusion and opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation throughout South Texas.

USA Swimming Diversity and Inclusion Website

2016 Cultural Swim Meets & Events Calendar


2017 Southern Zone Diversity and Inclusion Select Camp and Summit - Applications Are Open

South Texas is accepting applications for the 2017 Southern Zone Select Camp, which is being held June 22-25 in Charlotte, NC.

There will be at least one male and one female athlete selected from each LSC in the Southern Zone. With this being our third SZ select camp, we are expecting 30+ athletes along with other coaches and managers as we work more closely with the national committee for the camp and summit.

The deadline for applications is March 10, 2017. Please apply here.


National Diversity Select Camp Applications Are Open

USA Swimming is now accepting applications for the National Diversity Select Camp begin held May 4-7 at the US Olympic Training Center (OTC), in Colorado Springs, CO. USA swimming will select 48 athletes for the program. South Texas has a history of athletes being selected for the camp. Applications are also open for Assistant Coach and Assistant Manager.

The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017.

Diversity and Inclusion Camp Progression
USA Swimming offers Diversity and Inclusion camp opportunities within the LSC, at the Zone level, and at the National level. The progression from LSC to National camps offers athletes the chance to train with coaches and athletes as well as participate in educational and motivational sessions. The National Diversity Select Camp is the premier camp aimed to select the top diverse and outreach athletes from across the country.

South Texas has been represented well at the all camps with the following athletes being selected most recently:

  • Jayde Walz from Wave Swimming - 2014
  • Robert Anya from Costal Bend Allstars - 2014
  • Corban Rawls from Nitro Swimming - 2015

The Southern Zone hosts its select camp each alternating year attracting athletes from throughout the Southern Zone LSCs. Below are pictures from the most recent camp hosted in 2015 in Arlington, TX

Highlights from the 2013 Southern Zone Diversity Select Camp

Pictures from the 2014 North Texas and South Texas LSC Diversity and Inclusion camp

Additional Resources