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.
Diversity Coaches Forum by Potomac Valley Swimming
In conjunction with the Regional Coaches Clinic in Washington D.C
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 Time: 11-2:00 pm Location: Takoma Aquatic Center, Washington, DC
Consultant Manny Banks and Eastern Zone Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Miriam Lynch for a round table discussion on Diversity and Inclusion for athletes and coaches.
For complete information and to register please see the flyer and/or contact Merari Chollette at email@example.com. Please register by April 10, 2014.
Eastern Zone Participants Selected for USA Swimming's National Diversity Camp
Each spring, USA Swimming invites 36 athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. Selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming sanctioned events. (Source: USA Swimming)
Congratulations to the following athletes selected to attend the 2014 National Diversity Select Camp:
That is 12/36 athletes selected from the EZ! Way to go! Thank you all for spreading the word to your LSCs and again congratulations to these athletes, their coaches and your LSCs on being represented at the National Level Select Camp.
- Applications are due for the 2015 Eastern Zone Diversity and Inclusion Camp Due
The information and application for the 2015 EZ Diversity and Inclusion Swim Camp and Summit is now available. Due date for the application will be Feb 21st, 2014. If you have questions, please email the EZ Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Miriam Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Link to video on the summit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWDYKVAtl_A
Diversity and Inclusion Information
EZ Diversity and Inclusion Chairs / Information [updated 10/26/13]
Diversity and Inclusion Goals by LSC
What Can You Do?
Why Diversity and Inclusion are important to the LSC