The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. YMCA staff and volunteers work together to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values-caring, honesty, respect and responsibility— guide everything we do. YMCA swimming programs and all individuals involved therein will reflect this commitment.

The YMCA of the USA and USA Swimming share an emphasis on promoting access and inclusion for all and in rejecting discrimination of any kind.

The following resources are available through Y-USA and USA Swimming:

Inclusion of Transgender Athletes in YMCA Swimming

YMCA DIG (Diversity, Inclusion & Global Engagement) Page on Link - Check Main Page, Files and Posts for individual resources

Advancing Equity Resources (on Link)

Youth Guide for Facilitating Bridge Building Conversations

Advancing Anti-Racism Strategies Resource

Starting Your Anti-Racism Journey (on Link)

YMCA Dimensions of Diversity Wheel

USA Swimming DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Page 

USA Swimming Disability Resource Page

YMCA Swim Lesson Resources - Diversity of Abilities