Disability Swimming Committee

Disability Swimming Committee

 | Friday, March 3, 2017

Disability Swimming Committee 
 
Mission Statement: To encourage people with disabilities to participate in the sport of swimming and to facilitate their inclusion in USA Swimming programs through education and collaboration. 
 
Membership:  The committee shall be comprised of two athletes and eight people appointed by the President.  Non-athlete appointments shall serve four-year terms, staggered so that 25% are named annually.  
 
Meetings: The committee shall meet as necessary by conference call and at the annual meeting of USA Swimming and in person as otherwise may be needed. 
 
Responsibilities: 
 
1. To educate athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and other members of the swimming community about competitive swimming opportunities to athletes with disabilities. 
 
2.   To collaborate with USA Swimming committees, disability sports organizations, the USOC, and other relevant groups to achieve the mission of full integration of swimmers with disabilities in USA Swimming programs. 
 
3.   To assist USA Swimming in fulfilling the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Amateur Sports Act with respect to participation of swimmers with disabilities in USA Swimming programs. 
 

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