Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Aquatics GB is fully committed to the principles and practice of equality of opportunity for all.

We consider the aquatic disciplines provide “sport for all”.  They can and should be made accessible to everyone, to the greatest extent possible.

Find out more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Group supporting the future development and evaluation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion HERE.

HOLDER OF EQUALITY STANDARDS

To support and supplement its objectives in this area, Aquatics GB (together with Swim England) has worked hard to achieve and maintain the Equality Standards for Sport, established by the Sports Councils as a bench mark for sports governing bodies to which they provide funding.

Aquatics GB is the proud holder of the Foundation, Preliminary, Intermediate and Advanced Standards for Equality.

For further information about the Standards, please visit their website. Alternatively, Aquatics GB can be contacted on equality@swimming.org or via 01509 640270.

PROUD SIGNATORY TO THE CHARTER FOR ACTION

As part of its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, Aquatics GB is proud to join with other leading names in Sport to sign the Charter for Action. The Charter aims to make sport a welcoming environment for [anyone identifying as] lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

As a signatory, Aquatics GB is committed to the Charter’s 4 principles:

1.       We believe that everyone should be able to participate in and enjoy sport – whoever they are and whatever their background.

2.      We believe that sport is about fairness and equality, respect and dignity. Sport teaches individuals how to strive and succeed, how to cope with success and disappointment and brings together people with a common goal.

3.      We are committed to making these values a reality for anyone identifying as lesbian, gay bisexual and or transgender. We will work together and individually to rid sport of homophobia and transphobia.

4.      We will make sport a welcoming place for everyone – for those participating in sport, those attending sporting events and those working or volunteering in sports at any level. We will work with all these groups to ensure they have a voice and to challenge unacceptable behaviour.

AQUATICS GB EQUALITY STATEMENT

To view the Aquatics GB Equality statement click here.

AQUATICS GB EQUALITY POLICY

Aquatics GB and its subsidiaries are fully committed to the principles and practice of equality of opportunity in all its functions.

To view the full Aquatics GB Equality Policy: PDF version | Word Version

AQUATICS GB EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

To view the Aquatics GB Equality and Diversity Action plan please click here.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION REPORT

The Aquatics GB Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report for 2023 can be read in full here in PDF format and here in Word document format.