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Reece Whitley is Sports Illustrated Kid of the Year

Reece Whitley is 15 years old and 6 feet 8 inches tall. At the age of 14 he qualified to participate in the upcoming Olympic Trials. Not only does he stand out in a crowd, he is breaking records with his 100 and 200 meter breaststroke and serving as a role model for young swimmers around the world. Reece wasn’t always the strongest swimmer. When 6 years old he failed a deep water test at summer camp! In addition to swimming, Reece excels in academics, basketball and baseball. Black Kids Swim is extremely proud of all that Reece has accomplished and we look forward to watching him swim at the Olympic Trials. Read the full story on Sports Illustrated’s website.

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