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Why do some Black people fear the water?

Robert Lozado is a lifeguard and swim instructor for several pools in the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Many of the pools he works in are located in the majority African-American area of Prince George's County Maryland. He teaches adults, infants and children how...

How to Raise a Collegiate Swimmer Elijah Wright

How to Raise a Collegiate Swimmer – Advice from Salome Wallace El

[caption id="attachment_1449" align="alignleft" width="160"] Salome and Elijah at his high school graduation[/caption] Salome Wallace El taught her children how to swim at an early age. Although she did not swim competitively, she raised two successful swimmers - one of whom earned an athletic scholarship for diving...

Nutritional Advice for Swimmers

What Swimmers Should Eat – Nutrition Advice from a Collegiate Diver

You are what you eat! Elijah Wright is an up and coming diver who was named Coastal Collegiate Sports Association's Diver of the Week FIVE times in just six weeks. [caption id="attachment_1449" align="alignleft" width="160"] Salome and Elijah at his high school graduation[/caption] Elijah also swam competitively for...

Black Girl Swimmers are ‘Naturally Glamorous’

Jonna is a lifestyle, hair and fashion blogger for Naturally Glam 'Where being glam comes naturally'.  Her blog and YouTube channel is a  resource for women who want to be glamorous without spending a lot of time and money. Jonna's YouTube channel features lots of videos where...

Sydney currently swims for Sylvania Tsunami Swim Club in Ohio under the guidance  of  Coach Kris Moellenberg

Sydney knows that Black Kids Swim

[caption id="attachment_1147" align="alignleft" width="164"] Sydney[/caption] Sydney currently swims for Sylvania Tsunami Swim Club in Ohio under the guidance  of  Coach Kris Moellenberg. It's a 100+ member club where Sydney is the only African-American swimmer. Sydney started competitively swimming in the summer of 2015 for her local neighborhood club;...

What you should feed your swimmer

Feeding your swimmer

Kids, especially teenagers, seem to be constantly hungry. Experienced swim parents (read swim taxis!) know to keep a stash of snacks and juices in the car to avoid the daily complaints of "I'm starving!" So, what should we feed our swimmers to ensure they are...

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How race based exclusion affects black swimmers in the US

Jarvis DeBerry of NOLA.com highlights historical events in Louisiana and Mississippi that contributed to African Americans having a fear of the water or simply not learning how to swim.  In the 1930s and 1940s black swimmers were not allowed to swim in many public pools and...

Alia Atkinson

Alia Atkinson Olympic bound

  Jamaican swimmer, Alia Atkinson, hopes to win the first medal in an Olympic swimming event for her country. She praises Usain Bolt as a mentor and leader in Jamaican sports. Full article by The New Paper here....

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