June 22, 2021
The Western Zone Virtual Inclusion Summit will be held August 14.
This summit will provide a space for conversation among the many social identity groups of USA Swimming in which perspectives can be shared and plans to be more inclusive can be created by athletes and non-athletes alike.
SUMMIT SCHEDULE: The summit will be two sessions with two segments in each session. Each session will include a stroke technique segment presented by USA Swimming’s National Team High Performance Consultant, Russell Mark, and an interactive segment during which individuals will be able to discuss the challenges of increasing inclusion and to brainstorm plans to help teams, LSC’s and the Zone as a whole increase inclusion in swimming.
NUMBER of ATTENDEES: 8 participants from each LSC: 4 athletes, 1 DEI Chair, and 3 additional persons who may be a coach, an official, a DEI Committee member, athlete representative,or other volunteers.
Montana Swimming will fund up to 8 participants.
COST: $35 per adult; $15 per athlete.
Persons may choose to sign up separately from the LSC and pay their own summit fee. Open online registration will be available July 2.
ATHLETE PARTICIPANT AGE: 13-16 years of age at the time of the summit.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be considered to represent the Montana Swimming at this event, one must submit their application to Susan Huckeby by NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2021.
APPLICATION LINK: The application is a Google Doc and can be accessed here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Susan Huckeby at [email protected]