July Discussion Corner: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Hello Lake Erie Athletes! Happy July! Thank you for completing the June Discussion Corner. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to learn about how we as an LSC are returning to operations and handling the COVID-19 pandemic! If this is your first discussion corner and would like to complete the April, May, and June Discussion Corners please contact us and we will be more than happy to send it to you!

July's Discussion Corner is all about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. With all of the major events taking place in the world today regarding this topic, we wanted to highlight how we as an LSC include all athletes and people within our sport. Through this Discussion Corner, we hope you are able to learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and how they are involved in our sport.
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Fun Question: Choose Your Ideal Practice
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How well do you believe that LE promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in our sport? *
Not well at all.
Lake Erie Swimming could not do a better job at promoting diversity.
Please explain why you chose the answer you did above. *
What do you think our LSC should do to promote awareness of the current radical justice issues in the world? *
How aware are you, as an individual, on the current racial issues in society? *
Pretty unaware/ I do not really know much about the current racial issues in society
Very aware/ I am very educated on the racial issues in society
Have you heard of the acronym DEI? *
If so, what does it stand for/ what do you believe it stands for? *
If you guessed, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, you were right. Almost all LSC's, including our own, have a DEI representative to attend informative meetings and to truly embody a Lake Erie athlete. *
Lake Erie's DEI Athlete Representative is Cristian Naverette from LSSC! If you have any question feel free to contact him regarding DEI matters.
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Would you be willing to serve on an outreach committee that increases awareness of our sport in minority and underprivileged communities? *
Have you as an individual ever reflected on personal biases? *
Do you know what the LGBTQ+ acronym stands for? *
LGBTQ+ or in full, LGBTQIAA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Ally and Asexual, plus a lot more. *
How accepting do you believe LE is for LGBTQ+ members*?
Not accepting at all
Very accepting
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How do you think LE swimming could be more open and accepting of the LGBTQ+ community? *
Do you know anything about the rules of transgender athletes competing in the sport of swimming? *
Although transgender athletes are allowed in our sport, the college athlete must be tested by the NCAA 3 times per season to confirm that their hormone levels are at the accurate levels for the respected gender.--Please view Matt Bernstein's Instagram live (@mattxiv) with transgender Harvard swimmer Schuyler Bailar to learn more about transgender athletes in our sport! *
How can we, as an LSC, encourage more minorities to join our teams? *
How can we as an LSC promote inclusion in our sport, in all aspects of life? *
Did you find this discussion corner A) accurate, B) useful, and C) informative? *
Use this box as a space for any miscellaneous questions, comments, or concerns.
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