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LGBTQ Safe Zone

Pacific Northwest Swimming is a leader amongst USA Swimming when it comes to supporting swimmers regardless of race, income, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual orientation. Providing an open, safe and welcoming environment for gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender and genderqueer athletes is a natural continuation of such support for our athletes, and we take it seriously.

We are working to expand our resources for athletes, coaches, teams and officials. Please return here to see what we have added throughout the season. If you care to share your insights or experiences, or would like to participate in creating our LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone, please contact DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE CHAIR. We welcome and value all perspectives.

LGBTQ Definitions & Terminology
Anti-LGBTQ Language in Athletics

TRANSGENDER & GENDERQUEER RESOURCES
Gender Pronouns FAQ
Five Steps to Being a Better Ally to Transgender Community
NCAA's Additional Guidelines for Transgender Inclusion
PNS Referee Guidance for Transgender & Genderqueer Athletes