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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...

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...

Aaron Tinsley-Bradford "Baby Jaws"

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...

Ileana Bocage Competes at CARIFTA Aquatics Championships

Ileana Bocage is a competitive swimmer from Trinidad and Tobago. She holds the national record for the 50 meter breast stroke. Ileana spoke with Black Kids Swim to share her thoughts on competitive swimming in the Caribbean. Black Kids Swim: To get started, tell us a...

Diversity in Swimming

Diversity in Swimming does not exist. That’s not my opinion, that is an observable fact. Juan Caraveo called the 2016 US Olympic swim team “the most diverse yet”. Caraveo is a sports diversity and inclusion consultant for USA Swimming. However, out of 47 swimmers, only...

National Black Heritage Swim Meet 2018

2019 National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet

It's almost here! Our very favorite swim meet of the year! The swim meet Black Kids Swim calls the 'Family Reunion of the Black Swim Community'! The 2019 National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet is Hosted by the North Carolina Aquablazers Swim Team. The meet will take...

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