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.
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.
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.
See the flyer for details.
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
Next Diversity and Inclusion Chairs Meeting - Tuesday, October 20th at 8:30pm.
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