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Welcome to the Montana Swimming diversity and inclusion webpage.The Montana Swimming Diversity, Disability, Equity, and Inclusion Chair is Susan Huckeby. E-mail.

USA Swimming Diversity and 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.



The US Center for Safe Sport and USA Swimming prohibit discrimination against any member or participant on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity is prohibited (304.3.3). In the event that a question should arise about whether an athlete’s request to participate in a manner consistent with his/her/their gender identity is bona fide, USA Swimming will refer to the Code of Conduct and follow its standard procedures of enforcement.

USA Swimming Diversity and Inclusion webpage

Diversity in Aquatics website


May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.


USA Swimming Announces Formation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and Team BLAC:  PDF

2020-2021 DEI Council Membership List -- includes former Butte tarpon Swim Team athlete Erin Popovich:  PDF

2020-2021 Team BLAC Membership List:  PDF


Black Lives Matter - USA Swimming Response to Murder of George Floyd 6-12-2020   PDF


2019 Western Zone Diversity and Inclusion Committee Presentation 9-12-19  PDF

2019 Western Zone Diversity and Inclusion Committee Report 9-12-19  PDF 

2019 Western Zone Inclusion Support Fund Legislation passed September 2019   PDF


2019 MT Swim Fall HOD D&I Chair Report   PDF


2019 USA Swimming Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Chair 101 presentation      PDF


February is National Black History Month. Black History Facts in Swimming PDF 


November is Native American Heritage Month.


The 2021 Western Zone Diversity and Inclusion camp will be held at Boise, Idaho.


The 2020 Western Diversity and Inclusion Select Camp was changed to an online virtual camp on June 6 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Montana Swimming was represented by O'Shay Birdinground (BY) and Susan Huckeby (BTST). 


The 2018 Western Zone Diversity and Inclusion Select Camp was held June 14-17 at San Diego State University, San Diego, California.

2016 Fall HOD Diversity and Inclusion Chair Report  Word

2017 Fall HOD Diversity and Inclusion Chair Report  Word

2017 Cultural Swim Meets and Events Calendar