USA Swimming D&I Newsletters

Welcome to Diversity & Inclusion, formerly known in Kentucky as Adaptive swimming outreach.  We have changed the name of the committee to be in line with USA Swimming's national committee, Diversity & Inclusion.  D&I focuses on bringing swimming to underrepresented portions of the local community, partnering with disability swimming programs, and also promoting inclusion of all swimmers in USA Swimming programs.

D&I in Kentucky is looking for a few good souls who are passionate about swimming and bringing swimming to nontraditional or under-represented groups; to include disability swimmers; to promote inclusion of ALL incomes, genders, ethnicities.  What other sport saves lives like learning to swim? 

If you are passionate about the wonderful world of swimming and want to promote it throughout our Commonwealth of Kentucky, please contact Ruth-Ann Bode, Diversity and Inclusion chair for KYLSC.  Email at, text/call at 502-533-8806.

For more information about USA Swimming's Diversity&Inclusion programs, check it out at


Cultural Inclusion Resource Guides:

 The Cultural Inclusion Resource Guides identify different cultural information, pillars of the sport and different programming that can be used to reach out to various multi-cultural groups.  These guides can be used to educate coaches and current swimmers about different cultural groups or be used as a way to educate new swimmers about the numerous cultures in swimming. 


Link to USA Swimming D&I Guides: