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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...

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Growing the Black Kids Swim Community

We want to see more Black swimmers.  We want more Black people to have the life-saving skill of swimming, and to have access to the educational and professional opportunities available through competitive swimming. We believe that if we can grow the Black Kids Swim community we...

Hey Swim World, It’s Time to Wake Up

The recent events involving high school swimmer Breckynn Willis and official Jill Blackstone should serve as an alarm clock to the world of competitive swimming; it is time to prepare for the inevitable diversification of the sport. As the majority white world of competitive swimming...

Watch Now! BKS’ 2019 Summer Swim Highlights

Every summer more Black kids choose to join a summer swim team. Their participation in competitive swimming is changing the way the Black community relates to the water, and in the process, changing the sport of swimming. Black Kids Swim is SO PROUD of all of...

Meet Black Kids Swim’s 2019 Summer Swim Scholarship Winners!

Meet the recipients of Black Kids Swim's 2019 Summer Swim Scholarship! This summer, Black Kids Swim awarded summer swim team scholarships to eight amazing swimmers. Their essays clearly communicate a passion for the sport of competitive swimming and will inspire other Black kids to try the...

So…What Color Are Mermaids?

All of the recent debate over Disney's casting of the gorgeous and talented Halle Bailey as the new Ariel in the live action The Little Mermaid led Black Kids Swim to ask the question: Where do Mermaids really come from? Before Ariel graced our screens in 1989,...

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...

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Meet Aaron “Baby Jaws” Tinsley-Bradford

Congratulations to Aaron "Baby Jaws" Tinsley-Bradford! Baby Jaws is only in his 2nd year of competing.  During the4th Annual TYR 8 and Under Finale BLAST hosted by South Lyon Aquatics of Michigan on March 23, 2019, Baby Jaws came away with the High Points Award for the...

Coach Kennedy Albany Stingrays into: The Champion Factory

Richard Kennedy, also known as the Underwater Educator, is the Head Coach of the Stingrays in Albany Georgia. He calls his team the "Champion Factory" and after just two years of coaching, eight of his swimmers qualified to compete in the Georgia Recreation and Parks...

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