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Are You Ready for Summer League Swimming?

It's that time of year again! School is wrapping up and parents are looking for fun (energy draining) activities that will help their kid make friends, stay in shape, and learn the value of hard work and dedication. Black Kids Swim highly suggests you put...

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Free Registration for DC Summer Swim League is Open

DC Parks and Recreation oversees the DC Summer Swim League. This popular summer swim league is a recreational swimming league aimed at introducing DC youth to competitive swimming. The program is free for Washington D.C. residents and registration is now open. To register please visit...

DC Parks and Recreation to host SwimJitsu

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that for the first time, DPR will participate in SwimJitsu, an annual nationwide event presented by USA Swimming and the North American Sports Group.  The District is one of 14 cities hosting this one-day, one of a...

Find the Right College for Your Student Athlete

Find the Right College for Your Student Athlete

By Monica Randall PhDI encourage families with student athlete's searching for colleges, to keep an open mind and look beyond ratings and rankings to find a college that will be the right fit both academically and socially. Colleges that Change Lives (CTCL) supports this view. CTCL...

Words of Advice from the Howard University Women’s Swim Team

Meet the fabulous ladies of the Howard University Women's Swimming and Diving Team!!Black Kids Swim was excited to meet several members from the Howard University Women's Swimming and Diving Team during the 30th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet. The ladies were kind enough to...

Kevin Williams Inspires Others To Swim

[caption id="attachment_1602" align="alignleft" width="250"] Swimmer Kevin Williams[/caption]Fourteen year old Kevin Williams learned to swim just two years ago in July of 2014. Even though he was afraid at first, he continued learning and training. He now swims for 4MSR (4M Swim and Recreation) founded by Marvin...

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...

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