WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN ZONE OF USA SWIMMING AND OUR 15 LSC'S

BORDER,  FLORIDA GOLD COAST,  FLORIDA,  GEORGIA,  GULF,  KENTUCKYLOUISIANA,   MISSSISSIPPI,  

NORTH CAROLINA,  NORTH TEXAS,  SOUTH CAROLINA,  SOUTH TEXAS,  SOUTHEASTERNWEST TEXAS,  WEST VIRGINIA

Our Mission:
To develop athletes, coaches and officials who exemplify the highest levels of sportsmanship, honesty  and  dedication in the pursuit of excellence

Our Vision:
To be leaders within USA Swimming

 
Welcome to the SZ DEI tab!  If you share concerns about diversity, equity and inclusion within our wonderful world of swimming, please join us for regular monthly zoom meetings where the LSC DEI chairs gather to talk about what's happening in their respective LSCs.  There are 15 Zones represented in the SZ - so that's a LOT of opportunities to share the love of swimming with others!
 
If getting young people interested in the only sport you learn that can save your life is important to you, then please become active in your club, your LSC, and your Southern Zone in encouraging EVERYONE to become a swimmer!  Swimming is for everyone!
 
Ruth-Ann Bode
Southern Zone DEI Coordinator
 
 
  • USA Swimming Diversity and Inclusion 

  • 70.5% of all youth are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch, not because of low socio-economic status but because 40% of the youth in their area are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch. Federal guidelines state that if 40% or more of the youth are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch then all youth in that area are given Free and Reduced Lunch status.  Therefore, LSCs may want to consider other criteria for Outreach membership than simply a letter stating the athlete is provided Free and Reduced Lunch.  Please see the links below for other possible criteria.