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Help Build the “BKS Find a Swim Team” Database

We hear it every day "My kid is the only one on their swim team." Black children who enjoy the sport of competitive swimming are frequently the only one on their team and one of very few at swim meets. This may, unfortunately, lead to isolation,...

Khalid Ali Joins the Fayetteville Area Swim Team

Khalid Ali is six years old and recently tried out for the local city swim team in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Khalid began taking swim lessons at the local YMCA in January with the #1 goal of joining a swim team.  We are SO PROUD of Khalid for achieving...

Summer Swim Team Scholarships Available NOW!

Black Kids Swim was created to increase the number of Black competitive swimmers. We believe joining a summer swim team is the perfect way for kids to have a great time while they explore the world of competitive swimming. The Black Kids Swim Summer Swim Team Scholarship...

Free Red Cross Lifeguard Training by American Pool

Summer break is almost here, and everyone is looking for the perfect summer job.  Why not spend the summer by the pool as a lifeguard and pool operator?  Black Kids Swim has partnered with American Pool to offer free Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Pool Operator Training.  American...

Black Kids Swim Introduces the Warrior Swim Cap

History teaches us that African people were skilled swimmers and divers centuries ago.  The first written account of the crawl or freestyle referred to West Africans in Senegal and Ghana.  Swimming and excelling in the water is a part of African history and competitive swimming...

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...

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