Bend Swim Club Statement on Inclusion | Swimming = Diversity & Community

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The Bend Swim Club staff and board would like to acknowledge that we have a responsibility to stand firmly and resolutely against racism and discrimination. Now is the time to stand up and re-commit fully to prioritizing inclusion and diversity. Now is the time to speak up against racism and discrimination. Now is the time for compassion and understanding. We also recognize our need to continue to educate ourselves and those around us about systemic racism and prejudice that black and minority communities experience daily. We recognize that standing for our swimming community as a whole, makes a stronger more inclusive environment. The Bend Swim Club is committed to creating a safe community regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

It is our responsibility to be leaders and teachers for all of our members and we will continue to strive and uphold this standard. Our team, our community, and our nation deserve and demand that we join those who call for justice and take a stand against hatred and bigotry by demonstrating they have no place in our community.

With Much Appreciation,
Bend Swim Club Board and Coaching Staff