Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 5400.14
(cont'd) barriers exist which have a discriminatory impact on individuals due to their
race, color, religion, national origin, or gender. The cadet corps and graduating
classes should mirror the national undergraduate average of minorities and women
graduating in scientific, engineering and technical programs.
Athletics. The Athletics Division is charged with preparing young men and women to
perform the tasks of commissioned officers in the U.S. Coast Guard. They shall also
conduct intercollegiate, intramural, and recreational athletic programs that will serve the
cadets while at the Academy and promote their well- being throughout their life. The
overall objective of the intercollegiate program is to participate in the appropriate number
of intercollegiate sports allowed by the size of the cadet corps while maintaining the
highest level of performance that is consistent with the Division III concept of the
"scholar-athlete." The specific requirements of these programs are:
Minimum physical testing standards and proficiency in swimming must be met
while a cadet at the Academy. These minimum standards are prescribed by the
Commandant under the Coast Guard Wellness Program. For those not meeting
these standards, a comprehensive remedial program shall be offered.
Cadets shall be instructed in techniques of First Aid, CPR, and Personal Defense.
The recreational program shall expose Cadets to a variety of activities with the goal
of developing a lifetime interest in participation in team and individual sports to
improve and maintain physical and mental well-being.
Structure the sports programs in such a way that the maximum numbers of cadets
are given opportunities to compete.
Staff the programs with personnel who understand fully the role of athletic in the
overall educational program of the Academy and who interact closely with the
cadets as positive role models.
Provide and maintain proper equipment and facilities, observe strict rules of safety,
and adhere to proven methods of training and supervision, in order to minimize the