Making History: Black Women in Swimming
In honor of Black History Month and in celebration of our collective swimming history, USA Swimming salutes swimming athletes who have made history for the sport and for the African American community. These women exemplify the championship spirit that the sport of swimming breeds and also serve as role models for all swimmers.
Justin Lynch Honored at the 29th Annual Black History Invitational
Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15 at the Takoma Aquatic Center in Washington D.C., more than 750 athletes from 28 teams and 9 states came together in celebration and competition for the 29th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet (BHISM).
Multicultural Heroes: Diversity in Aquatics, Inc.
Diversity in Aquatics, Inc., a non-profit established in April of 2008, has the sole mission of decreasing the rate of drowning worldwide by helping to create, promote and support diversity and inclusion programs in the United States and abroad.
Making History: Men of African Descent in Swimming
In honor of Black History Month and in celebration of our collective swimming history, USA Swimming salutes swimming athletes who have made history for the sport and for the African American community. These men exemplify the championship spirit that the sport of swimming breeds and also serve as role models for all swimmers.
Oklahoma Swimming Hosts 4th Annual Native American Swim Weekend
On Sunday, February 8th, local Native American youth in the surrounding Oklahoma City area gathered at Oklahoma City Community College for a day of clinics, lessons and competitive swimming.
USA Swimming Extends Partnership with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
USA Swimming and historical black sorority Sigma Gamma Rho announced an extension of their successful partnership to prevent drowning and increase swim participation.
Multicultural Heroes: Kent Yoshiwara
With just 85 staff and 400,000 members, USA Swimming heavily relies on passionate volunteers at the local level to be able to provide community support. Volunteers like Pacific Swimming Diversity Chair Kent Yoshiwara have been a shining example of how one person can make a huge difference in their local swim committees (LSC's) and the sport of swimming.
Legacies and Kings: MLK Jr Swim Meets Have Impact
Over the course of four days during the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday weekend, over 1500 boys and girls in the greater New York City and Long Island areas descended to the pool to compete in honor of a man who preached equality.
Nu-Finmen Swimming and Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Multicultural Swim Meets
Two USA Swimming clubs based in the New York City metropolitan area are once again celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by hosting swim meets dedicated to his legacy over the holiday weekend.
Multicultural Heroes: Maritza Correia and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
When it comes to engaging with multicultural communities, becoming a part of the community helps push you into the conversation.
AT&T Winter Nationals Clinic a Hit in Greensboro
The women of the northeast region of Sigma Gamma Rho had a behind-the-scenes look at AT&T Winter Nationals yesterday afternoon when 45 women toured the deck of the Greensboro Aquatic Center led by Olympian and silver medalist Maritza Correia. Before jumping the water to learn basic water safety skills and swim techniques with Correia and other instructors, the women learned the ins and outs of swim meet technology and some fun trivia about aquatic sports.
USA Swimming Foundation Announces Year-End Grants to Local Partners in Michigan, New Jersey
The USA Swimming Foundation awarded its year-end 2014 USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash grants to six local swim lesson providers. All funds directly benefit children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim.