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Diversity in Swimming

Diversity in Swimming does not exist. That’s not my opinion, that is an observable fact. Juan Caraveo called the 2016 US Olympic swim team “the most diverse yet”. Caraveo is a sports diversity and inclusion consultant for USA Swimming. However, out of 47 swimmers, only...

National Black Heritage Swim Meet 2018

2019 National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet

It's almost here! Our very favorite swim meet of the year! The swim meet Black Kids Swim calls the 'Family Reunion of the Black Swim Community'! The 2019 National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet is Hosted by the North Carolina Aquablazers Swim Team. The meet will take...

Register for the Nic Askew Swim and Dive Camp

In 2018, the Nic Askew Swim and Dive Camp at Howard University welcomed its first group of swimmers.  The camp was created to serve both competitive swimmers and those who do not know how to swim. As the only Historically Black College/University (HBCU) with a...

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Competitive Swimmers

Now that we are in the midst of championship season, swim parents should look carefully at the number of swim meets on the horizon.  Have your calendar handy so that you are ALWAYS prepared to properly nourish your swimmer.   In our last blog we discussed breakfast....

Kris Lawson Black Kids Swim Interview

Kris Lawson: Fastest in the Nation

Kris Lawson is a 13 year old swimmer from Maryland. At 12 he was ranked #1 in the country, for his age, in the 50 back with a time of 25.52. He broke his own record when he participated in the Mid-Atlantic Age Group Championships...

Soleil Swims for Old Dominion Aquatic Club

Congrats to 7-year-old Soleil on completing her third swim meet! Soleil began swimming competitively in September 2018 after participating in swim lessons over the summer. Her first swim meet was a learning experience - but is quickly becoming a pro! She has shown so much...

Lawrence Sapp Sets a New Paralympic Record

Lawrence Sapp came to the 2018 U.S. Paralympics National Para Swimming Championships to defend five titles.  He was able to set a new Paralympic record, win 3 gold medals as well as 2 second place finishes during the 2018 US Paralympic National Championships in Tucson, AZ.  He...

2019 Black History Invitational Swim Meet

The 33rd Black History Invitational Swim Meet

Thirty-three years ago in February, two swim teams from D.C. Parks and Recreation and Baltimore City competed in a dual meet as a Black History event. Both teams were predominantly Black.  Although it was just a small local meet, word spread quickly about a special...

What to Expect in 2019 from Black Kids Swim

It's a New Year and we are excited to announce a ton of new events, offerings, and products created especially for the Black Kids Swim community! The 2019 BKS Challenge! To permanently change the relationship between the Black community and the water - we have to make...

Black Kids Swim Jamal Hill

Jamal Hill: Journey to 2020 Paralympics

Black Kids Swim first noticed Jamal Hill or, @SwimUphill, on Instagram. We caught up with Hill on his daily one-hour morning drive to swim practice from Inglewood California to Altadena.   During the long drive, Hill spoke freely about challenges in collegiate swimming, struggles with the...

LIVE BROADCAST: Howard University Swim and Dive Team

Did you know there is only ONE Historically Black College or University with a swim team? Well, it's true.  And that is the one and only Howard University.  Led by HU Alumnus, Coach Nicholas Askew, the Division One Howard University Swim and Dive Team is...

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