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Diversity/Inclusion

Utah Swimming Diversity & Inclusion

What’s available??

USA Swimming Outreach membership:

Utah Swimming offers a USA Swimming Outreach Membership for athletes that meet the criteria listed below. The cost is $7 a year. If your swimmer qualifies for one of the following programs, they are eligible for the outreach membership.

  • Free or reduced lunch
  • 125% of Federal Poverty Guideline
  • Medicaid
  • CHIP
  • WIC
  • Disability
  • Special circumstances

Read the Outreach Program Step by Step document here for detailed instructions.

Utah Swimming Meet Fee Waiver program:

If your swimmer is registered as an Outreach athlete they are eligible for the Utah Swimming meet fee waiver program.

This program allows your swimmer to have their meet fees waived for two meets during short course season and two meets during long course. All of their championship meet fees are also waived.

What you need to do to:

  1. Swimmer must be on USA Swimming Outreach Membership
  2. Fill out meet fee waiver application found below
  3. Turn in application to Utah Swimming D&I Chair

Read the Outreach Program Step by Step document for detailed instructions.

Diversity & Inclusion Swim Camps:

Purpose of Diversity and Inclusion camps: Bring together leaders, motivators, and those swimmers that want to make a difference in their sport; changing the face of USA Swimming. There are three different D&I camps.

Local camp: Utah Swimming hosts an annual swim camp for athletes that represent a population in swimming that is underrepresented.

Zone camp: Every two years the Western Zone hosts a D&I Select Swim Camp. At least two athletes from Utah are selected to attend.

National camp: USA Swimming hosts a D&I select camp annually. Information can be found on the USA Swimming website.

Contact the Utah Swimming D&I Chair with questions.

Ezra Silva

Utah Swimming Diversity and Inclusion Chair

(801) 201 – 4281

Ezra.silva@gmail.com

Documents:

Utah Swimming Outreach Policy

Utah Swimming Outreach Program Step-by-Step

Outreach Membership FAQ

Utah Swimming Meet Fee Waiver Application

Utah Swimming Meet Fee Waiver Application (Spanish)

Utah Swimming Meet Fee Reimbursement Form

Western Zones D&I Age Group application

Best Practices for Inclusion of Transgender Athletes

Adaptive Swimming

Adaptive Swimming Information Sheet

Adaptive Athlete Reimbursement Forms

US Paralympics website link

Western Zone Swimming Disability Information Page

Safe Sport Best Practices for Working with Athletes with Disabilities

USA Swimming Presentation: On Deck Personal Assistant