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Meet Kaliyah – breaking barriers in the pool

Kaliyah is pretty darn amazing in the water. She holds several Maryland state records (similar to Michael Phelps). Kaliyah loves the sport of swimming and her teammates. Being a bi-racial child has sometimes been a struggle and there have been learning moments when she has been...

My Kids Want to Quit Swimming

Nothing makes a great swimmer want to quit swimming more than an overbearing parent. You know the ones. As much as they love their kid they can't help but offer critiques after every race; "you took too many breaths, stop looking at the swimmer next...

32nd Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet

We can't wait to watch over 1,000 talented kids swim this weekend at the 32nd Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet sponsored by DC Parks and Recreation and the Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser.  This is an amazing opportunity for swimmers to face some of...

2018 dc national girls & women in sports day expo

Join BKS for National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Many Black women and girls avoid the sport of swimming. Join BKS for National Girls and Women in Sports Day as we continue our work to Change The Tide! Black Kids Swim wants ALL woman and girls to experience the joy of swimming! To that end...

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Visit the NMAAHC with Black Kids Swim

To celebrate Black History Month, Black Kids Swim will visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  BKS received a special invitation to visit the NMAAHC with Black Kids Swim members.  During our visit, we will have the opportunity to speak with sports...

Find the Right College for Your Student Athlete

5 Steps to Writing a Great College Essay

STUDENT Athletes Corner – Helpful tips for parents on supporting a successful student and swimmer A column by Monica E. Randall, PhD. Let me share a little known secret with you.  In recent years, college admissions officials have placed more weight on college essays when making admission...

Web Chat with swim parents Karl and Kim Whitley

Black Kids Swim hosts a live web chat with expert Black swim parents Karl and Kim Whitley; parents of elite swimmer Reece Whitley. Reece broke the 13 -14 national age group record in the 200 breast stroke at the age of 13 and also competed...

Giles Smith Gives Expert Advice for Young Black Swimmers

Today, Black Kids Swim turns TWO years old! To celebrate, we are giving you more of what you love: expert advice for young Black swimmers. Tonight, U.S. National Swim Team member Giles Smith will take your questions live on our website. We hope you'll join us...


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