DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

 

WEST Coast Aquatics is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all swimmers, coaches, and parents. Here are some sources for you to learn, grow and reflect on DEI causes and your own self. WEST stands against racism and are always working towards becoming a more inclusive environment. We strive for accountability, equity, and fairness & we value honesty, integrity and justice. With that in mind, we join the call for change.

 

WEST will to strive to be socially diverse in the following ways:

  • Require diversity, equity, and inclusion training for all employees & coaches.
  • Creation of community & team diversity education. 
  • Continuation of outreach programs that are socially inclusive.

 

DEI Events

Let's Talk - An Athlete Discussion on Race, Social Justice, and Aquatics (Reoccuring Event)

Come connect with other athletes and share your feelings about racism in society and in aquatics. Speak your mind, ask your questions, and collaborate on next steps. We will explore how systemic racism creates unequal opportunities and outcomes in education, housing, healthcare, workplace, media, the criminal justice system, and AQUATICS. Most conversations will be in small groups. No matter how nervous you are to speak or uncertain your thoughts, this is the space for you.

All are invited!
All points of view are welcome!
All athletes are celebrated!
Come share your voice!


Rules: We ask all participants are 15 years or older and participate in at least one of the following aquatics sports: artistic swimming, competitive swimming, diving, rowing, triathlon, and water polo. All minors must have parent approval.

A Code of Conduct will be established by participants. You do not need a camera to participate.

All proceeds go to teaching diverse populations creating more resources and access to water safety and aquatic activities.

Follow Diversity In Aquatics on instagram @diversityinaquatics.

Follow Truclusion on instagram @truclusion.

 

USA Swimming

USA Swimming's DEI Resources are available here.

 

Visit USA Swimming's Official Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page here.

DEI in Aquatics Resources

AfroSwimmers

Diversity In Aquatics

Swimmers for Change

 

Other DEI Resources

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Equal Justice Initiative

Black Lives Matter - Seattle

Teaching Tolerance

 

PNS DEI Committee

If you would like to be a part of DEI in PNS contact [email protected] and visit the PNS DEI page to learn more. PNS has a DEI Committee chaired by Coach Emily that meets monthly, the committee would love to hear and learn from athlete voices.

 

LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training Open to all PNS members found here.

PNS DEI Page found here.

PNS Women's Resource Group

PNS also has a Women’s Resource Group which has monthly meetings on thursday mornings to help navigate a way forward to help women be more valued at all levels, as athletes, officials and coaches. This group is open to all, no matter what gender you identify with. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to receive emails about the group.

 
Follow the WRG on Instagram @pnswomensresource.