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Advice from Parents of US National Swim Team member Giles Smith

Advice from Parents of US National Swim Team member Giles Smith

[caption id="attachment_1592" align="alignleft" width="300"] A young Giles Smith with his parents Harold and Marcia Smith[/caption] Harold and Marcia Smith knew Giles loved the water from the day they gave him his first bath. At the age of 3 they enrolled him in a summer swim program led...

Three Simple Steps to Help Your Child Swim in College

Three Simple Steps to Help Your Child Swim in College

By Monica E. Randall, PhD. What is the best part about being a swim mom?  Watching our children excel in this sport!  Whether I'm on deck or in the stands cheering, once parents find out that I am an educational consultant, I'm often asked  for advice...

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Black Olympic Swimmer Roy Burch Speaks with Black Kids Swim

[caption id="attachment_1556" align="alignleft" width="304"] Roy Burch, Two-time Olympic swimmer for Bermuda[/caption] Roy Allan Burch is an elite swimmer from Bermuda. He holds Bermuda national titles in the 50m free, 50m butterfly, and 100m free in both long and short course events. He has also represented Bermuda in...

A Father Faces His Fear of the Water

Malcolm Reeves is Executive Pastor of Woodstream Church in Prince George's County Maryland. He is a husband and father of 3. He is also the only one in his family (excluding his one-year-old son) who cannot swim. Malcolm opened up to Black Kids Swim about his...

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;...

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