Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

 | Friday, February 24, 2017

Kathy Mendez (2019), Chair
Kysha Marie Altura (2018)
Audrey Bell (2020)
Candice Howard (2021)
Thomas Luchsinger (2018)
Stanley McIntosh (2018)
Emily Melina (2021)
Angela Monty (2017)
Jennie Shamburger (2018)
Mike Switalski (2019)
Alicia McConnell (2017), Ex-officio
Manny Banks, Staff Liaison

For Meeting Minutes, click here.

For the Diversity Program Page, click here


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: As the national governing body for competitive swimming in the United States, USA Swimming has a vision to create and maintain an environment which is free from participation barriers for persons from all cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Diversity and inclusion are valuable components that will benefit the organization at all levels.  Embracing the strengths and beauty of diversity enhances the mission of USA Swimming which is to build the base, promote the sport and achieve competitive success.


Mission Statement: To provide opportunities in swimming to the under-represented and
economically disadvantaged youth in the United States.


Membership: The President appoints the members to four-year terms, staggered so that
25% are named annually.


1. To increase participation of minority and economically disadvantaged youth.
2. To identify and implement creative strategies to achieve our mission.
3. To partner with other organizations and agencies to achieve our mission
4. To develop and support positive role models and elite athletes.
5. To educate and increase awareness of our missions.


Diversity & Inclusion Award 

Established in 2006 the Diversity & Inclusion Award is presented to a person, group or an organization that has positively heightened the awareness of inclusion efforts through various modes and media resulting in the increase and successful participation of currently underrepresented groups in the sport of swimming.  This award is given out each year by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

For more information about the Diversity & inclusion Award click here. 



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