West Texas Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Diversity & 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 throughout South Texas.
USA Swimming Diversity, Equity & and Inclusion Website
Regional Diversity Performance Workshop - Applications open Feb 22 - Mar 22, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 USA Swimming Zone Select and Regional Diversity Select Camps will be canceled. In lieu of these absent programs, USA Swimming is announcing the Zone Select Performance Workshop and the Regional Diversity Performance Workshop to continue providing opportunities for our athletes at the age-group level. Dates for these events will be announced soon.
Selections for the Zone Select Performance Workshop will be conducted automatically through the SWIMS database and selected participants will be contacted directly. Selections for the Regional Diversity Performance Workshop will be conducted via an online application that will be open February 22 through March 22 and will be available on the Regional Diversity Select Camps’ page.
Click here to visit the USA Swimming Regional Diversity Select Camp page.
National Diversity Select Camp Applications open from Jan 15-Feb 19, 2021
USA Swimming invites 56 athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. Selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming sanctioned events.
The camp is sponsored annually to empower athletes from diverse backgrounds and under-represented populations to:
- Demonstrate the viability of multicultural success in swimming
- Achieve performance excellence at every level of the sport
- Expound the benefits and value of participating in the sport of swimming
- Be positive leaders and role models that others from multicultural backgrounds can emulate.
The criteria and application will be available on this page from January 15-February 19, 2021.
The National Diversity Select Camp for athletes ages 14-16 (as of May 7, 2020) and who meet the eligiblity requirements and time standards for ethnically underrepresented populations will be held May 7-10, 2020 at the Olympic Training Center. Applications will be accepted on the USA Swimming website until February 7. For more information about the camp and its selection requirements, the Diveristy Select Camp time standards, and the athlete application, please click here.
Diversity and Inclusion Camp Progression
USA Swimming offers Diversity and Inclusion camp opportunities within the LSC, at the Zone level, and at the National level. The progression from LSC to National camps offers athletes the chance to train with coaches and athletes as well as participate in educational and motivational sessions. The National Diversity Select Camp is the premier camp aimed to select the top diverse and outreach athletes from across the country.
The Southern Zone hosts its select camp each alternating year attracting athletes from throughout the Southern Zone LSCs.