Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Mission: To promote, inform and expand competitive swimming to underrepresented communities throughout North Texas territory.

 

North Texas Diversity Camp Sponsored by Speedo

With the support of the North Texas Board of Directors, the North Texas Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee is celebrating diversity in North Texas swimming with the 2022 NT DEI Swim Camp Sponsored by Speedo. Thanks to Speedo, we are excited to announce Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones as our guest for this year’s camp.

 

Camp Details:

 

Date: April 9th. 2022

Location: Arlington ISD Natatorium

Camp Goal: To empower athletes from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented populations to be positive leaders and role models that others from multicultural backgrounds can emulate.

Qualification Criteria: Swimmer ages 14-16 with at least one AA National Motivational Times for 15-16-year-olds. 

Selection Criteria: Athletes must represent an underrepresented community and/or an ethnically underrepresented population less than 10% of the current USA Swimming membership. These populations can include African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian or Pacific Islander, Native American, and others. Other athletes may be accepted if they represent another underrepresented demographic (e.g., LGBTQ+).

Team Participation: Each team may have two (2) athletes, one male and one female, participate in the camp. (Additional athletes from the same team may be selected if space is available)

Camp Cost: Free

 

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USA Swimming Outreach Program:

  • Benefits: Reduced annual registration fee from $86 to $5
  • Eligibility: Outreach membership is available to all school-aged athletes who qualify for the free lunch program at their school.
  • Application form for 2022
    • The application must be accompanied by a letter from the school district stating the athlete is eligible for the free lunch program. The letter must be on district letterhead and for the current school year.
      • If the athlete is homeschooled, then the family must submit a copy of their most recent tax return and their income is checked against the Federal income eligibility guidelines.
    • The application must be submitted to the athlete's club and not directly to NTSi.

NTSi Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

  • Committee Chair: Rodrigo Pereira
  • Committee members:
    • Kenneth Chung - Official
    • Nick Johnson- Coach (MAC)
    • Dean Mijares - Coach (COPS)
    • Tu Nguyen - Official
    • Natalie Do- Athlete representative