PACIFIC NORTHWEST SWIMMING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

 

Pacific Northwest Swimming is a leader amongst USA Swimming when it comes to supporting swimmers regardless of race, income, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual orientation. Providing an open, safe and welcoming environment is a priority for all of our Coaches, Athletes and Officials. We not only want to create an environment where all swimmers are welcome to participate...we want our environment to feel welcoming to all.

 

Follow the PNS DEI Committee on Instagram @pnsdiversity.

 

Programs Offered

In order to accomplish the PNS vision of Achieving Excellence While Fostering Growth, it is imperative that Pacific Northwest Swimming promotes equal access to training resources and competition opportunities to all athletes, regardless of their individual means. Since PNS recognizes that national and international success in swimming depends on access to substantial resources, Pacific Northwest Swimming has created a process and funding mechanism that provides swimmers of limited means with additional club and LSC resources.

 

PNS Economical Diversity

  • Outreach Membership
  • Meet Entry Fee Offsets (Meet Entry Vouchers)
  • Training Offsets (Team Training Support)

LGBTQIA+

 

Pacific Northwest Swimming is a leader amongst USA Swimming when it comes to supporting swimmers regardless of race, income, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual orientation. Providing an open, safe and welcoming environment for gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender and genderqueer athletes is a natural continuation of such support for our athletes, and we take it seriously.

 

Women’s Resource Group

The PNS Women's Resource Group’s goal is to support women in navigating a way forward for women to be more valued at all levels of swimming, as athletes, officials and coaches.

 

Contacts

PNS DEI Chair: Emily Murray [email protected]

PNS DEI Committee Members:  Alice Godfred, Audra Messegee-Evans, Lauren Rohde, Brendan Kerns, Courtney Gross, Kiko Van Zandt

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Western Zone Diversity Coordinator: Veronica Hernandez [email protected]

 

Western Zone Directors: 

Keith Moore [email protected]

Dale Ammon [email protected]

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USA Swimming

USA Swimming is committed to increasing multicultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity at all levels of the sport to achieve and foster an inclusive swimming environment.

 

Vision Statement: Educate. Initiate. Celebrate.

Mission Statement: To create a culture of inclusion and opportunity for all.

 

Ashanée Player, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator [email protected]

Mariejo Truex, Senior Director, Education, Programs & Services [email protected]

 

USA Swimming DEI Page

 

Randy Julian, USA Swimming Staff Liaison for the Disability Swimming Committee [email protected]

Mark Rieniets, Committee Chair [email protected]

 

USA Swimming Disability Page

 

Article 304.3.2 - USA Swimming's Code of Conduct (page 94 - 2020 Rule book)

Discrimination in violation of the Amateur Sports Act which requires that USA Swimming must provide an equal opportunity to athletes, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials to participate in the sport of swimming. Athletes must be allowed to participate and compete to the fullest extent allowed by the Rules and Regulations. Discrimination against any member or participant on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetics, mental or physical disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable, is prohibited.

USA Swimming recommended  Style Guides:

Diversity Style Guide

Disability Language Style Guide

Associated Press Stylebook

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Diversity In Aquatics

Miriam Lynch, Executive Director [email protected]

www.diversityinaquatics.org

Instagram: @diversityinaquatics

 

Mission

 

Promote: To increase the knowledge and awareness of water safety and drowning prevention, and aquatic physical activities in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations.

 

Educate: To provide educational programming and collaborative relationships in traditionally underrepresented communities in order to equip historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations with the skills needed to be safe and participate in aquatic physical activities and environments.

 

Support: To increase sustainability in water safety and drowning prevention efforts and involvement in a variety of aquatic physical activities in historically underrepresented communities and vulnerable populations.