Eastern Zone Swimming

Diversity & Inclusion

The Eastern Zone Diversity & Inclusion Chair is Miriam Lynch

EZ Diversity/Inclusion Mailing List - This list will be used to send out information and news about Eastern zone diversity and inclusion events. This list is open to all interested individuals.


2015 EZ Diversity and Inclusion Swim Camp and Summit

The Eastern Zone will host our 3rd ever Diversity Select Summit at the University of Maryland June 25-28th, 2015 in an effort to identify the emerging young diverse athletes from under-represented populations in the sport, LSC Chairs and Coaches from each LSC and offer them a unique motivational and educational experience. Participants from the various LSCs that comprise of the Eastern Zone would participate in a three-day program, which includes pool training, motivational, and education sessions and team-building activities.

Camp Schedule
Camp Roster

See the flyer for details.

Draft Agenda for the Camp and Summit

Athlete Application
LSC Attendee Summary
Medical Authorization Form
Talent Release Form

If you have questions, please email the EZ Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Miriam Lynch at miriamslynch@yahoo.com.

USA Swimming Divsrsity and Inclusion Award

Congratulations to both Rodger McCoy and Robert Trotman, who were presented with the 2014 USA Swimming Diversity Inclusion Award at the USAS Convention in Jacksonville, FL.

2013 EZ Diversity Swim Summit

Last month the Eastern Zone hosted it's 2nd Eastern Zone Diversity Summit in Boston, MA. The Eastern Zone Diversity Summit and Camp invited diversity athletes, coaches, and staff from the Eastern Zone to be apart of this wonderful event. We had representation from 11 of the 12 LSCs that make up the Eastern Zone! Thank you to those LSCs who could participate.

The goal of the summit/camp was to mirror USA Swimming's Diversity and Inclusion mission, "To assist USA Swimming in creating a culture of inclusion and opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation" (www.usaswimming.org). Please take the time to read the report about the summit, the goals set by the LSCs in attendance and watch a video made by an athlete of New England Swimming's Inclusion Committee. We are excited for the impact the event has made and already planning for the 2015 EZ Diversity Camp! A special thank you goes out to New England Swimming and Nadine Johnson-Jesionek for helping to put on a great event for all.

Diversity & Inclusion Summit Report
Diversity & Inclusion Summit Roster
Eastern Zone Diversity & Inclusion Goals

Link to video on the summit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWDYKVAtl_A

Some pictures from the summit: picture 1, picture 2,picture 3

Diversity and Inclusion Information

Next Diversity and Inclusion Chairs Meeting - Tuesday, October 20th at 8:30pm.

Multicultural Meets in the Eastern Zone
(to have your meet added to the list, contact the EZ Diversity & Inclusion Chair

EZ Diversity and Inclusion Chairs / Information [updated 10/26/13]

Diversity and Inclusion Goals by LSC
Listed below are the goals that were established by each LSC during the 2011 diversity summit. For more information please contact Manny Banks, USA Swimming Diversity Specialist at mbanks@usaswimming.org

What Can You Do?
Information on how you can be involved and help with diversity and inclusion in your LSC

Why Diversity and Inclusion are important to the LSC
A presentation by the National Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair - Bill Kirkner (Maryland Swimming LSC)

USA Swimming Diversity and Inclusion Page

Other Resources

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