Welcome to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) section of Middle Atlantic Swimming. We are committed to “increasing the multicultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the sport to achieve and foster an inclusive swimming environment that fosters the growth of swimming at all levels”. We push these goals through events throughout USA swimming, the Middle Atlantic and by reaching out to the community. Not only is swimming a great sport that provides amazing experiences and personal enrichment, it’s a life saving skill.

The mission of the Middle Atlantic DEI Committee is not to only 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, but reach our goal of true inclusion. At Middle Atlantic Swimming we realize that while diversity is numbers,inclusion is not being blind to these differences. It’s recognizing these differences, learning from them, embracing them, giving these athletes a quality experience and learning how coaches, swimmers and teams can benefit from these differences.

The DEI Committee reaches out to not only our own coaches, parents, athletes and administrators, but we reach out into the greater community as well.

USA Swimming offers a reduced USA Swimming membership to those who qualify, please click here for more information on our outreach program and for an outreach membership application. At Middle Atlantic Swimming we extend that by offering Meet Entry Fee reimbursement for registered Outreach athletes. For more information on both of these programs please contact MA Diversity Chair at d[email protected].


List of Useful links:


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

USA Swimming Diversity Page

USA Swimming Diversity Coach Mentorship

USA Swimming's Guideline for Changing Competition Category

USA Swimming's Cultural Inclusion Resouce Guides

USA Swimming's LGBTQ Resources

Middle Atlantic Outreach Membership Information/Policy

USA Swimming Outreach FAQ's

Request for reimbursement for Middle Atlantic Meet Entry Fees – Outreach Athlete


USA Swimming's Guide to Coaching Athletes with a Disability

ADA National Network Guidelines for Writing about/referring to People with Disabilities

Best Buddies

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Move United Sport

International Paralympic Committee

Parent to Parent USA

Special Olympics