Advice from Giles Smith and Family for Black Swimmers and Swim Parents
We love the Black swim community! And we want to make sure our swimmers and swim parents have all of the information and guidance necessary to succeed in the sport. So, we are giving you more of what you love: expert advice for young Black swimmers.
On Thursday December 28 7:00 p.m. EST, U.S. National Swim Team member Giles Smith and his parents, Harold and Marcia Smith, will take your questions live on our website. We hope you’ll join us by sending your questions to us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Giles is a sprinter specializing in free style and butterfly who participated in the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials. In 2015 he won a Gold medal in the Pan American games for setting a new record in the 100 butterfly.
Hailing from Baltimore MD, Giles is a 5-time All-American, 14-time Maryland state record holder, and the first high school swimmer from Baltimore to break the 21 second barrier in the 50 yard freestyle. As a senior in high school, Giles was the national high school record holder in the 50 free.
Thank you Harold, Marcia, and Giles for sharing your expert advice for young Black swimmers!