WZ Virtual DEI Camp and Summit

Aug 14, 2021
June, 1 2021


The new Western Zone Virtual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Virtual Summit will be now be held on Saturday August 14. 

Applications will be posted soon.

Application Due Date: June 1. A link to a Google Docs form will be posted.

Cost: Adults and non-athlete memebrs $35; athletes ages 13-16 $15

Number of persons who may attend: 4 athletes and 4 adults although this may be subject to change who wil have thier fees paid by Montana Swimming. Additional perosns may attend at their own cost.

Age: 13 -16 years of age at the time of the camp

Contact Susan Huckeby for more information.


Goals: Instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.

To empower athletes from ethnically underrepresented populations, those economically disadvantaged, and LGBTQ+ and their coaches to:

1. Demonstrate the viability of inclusiveness in swimming within their local LSC.

2. Achieve performance excellence at every level of the sport.

3. Expound the benefits and value of participating in the sport of swimming.

4. Be positive leaders and role models that others from socioeconomic backgrounds can emulate.

5. To connect, network, and promote the virtues of the sport of swimming through a comprehensive strategy involving the athletes, coaches, and LSC Diversity Chairs in their own local LSC’s and throughout the Western Zone.

Attending this virtual camp will NOT bar an athlete from attending a future in-person camp.


Application: To complete this application you will need your USA Swimming registration number, qualifying event information [event distance and course (SCY or LCM), qualifying time, time standard, age when time achieved, meet where time was achieved, date/LSC of the meet and USA Swimming Power Points], your IMX Score, a written personal statement of 150 words or less and a parent/guardian's signature. 

Application Deadline: In order to be considered to attend, individuals must submit their application to Susan Huckeby by by no later than (date to be announced). 

Summit Schedule:
Schedule: The summit program will include a combination of educational, networking and strategic planning sessions, along with some optional social interaction time.  At least one session will be a combination of both camp and summit participants.

Application Due Date: In order to be considered to attend, individuals must submit their application to Susan Huckeby by no later than June 1.