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Cason Wilburn selects Notre Dame swim team

Cason Wilburn Selects Notre Dame!

Cason Wilburn is one of the fastest high school swimmers in the U.S.A.  Black Kids Swim is proud to announce that Cason has decided to attend Notre Dame beginning in the fall of 2019.  Cason will swim for coach Mike Litzinger who has led the...

Free Red Cross Lifeguard Training by American Pool

Summer break is almost here, and everyone is looking for the perfect summer job.  Why not spend the summer by the pool as a lifeguard and pool operator?  Black Kids Swim has partnered with American Pool to offer free Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Pool Operator Training.  American...

Summer Swim Fair 2018

2018 Summer Swim Fair is coming!

Join Black Kids Swim Saturday May 19 for the Second Annual Summer Swim Fair! Does your child want to learn how to swim, improve their swimming technique, and have the experience of being on a swim team? Then sign them up for a summer swim team! Summer...

Black Kids Swim Introduces the Warrior Swim Cap

History teaches us that African people were skilled swimmers and divers centuries ago.  The first written account of the crawl or freestyle referred to West Africans in Senegal and Ghana.  Swimming and excelling in the water is a part of African history and competitive swimming...

Meet Kaliyah – breaking barriers in the pool

Kaliyah is pretty darn amazing in the water. She holds several Maryland state records (similar to Michael Phelps). Kaliyah loves the sport of swimming and her teammates. Being a bi-racial child has sometimes been a struggle and there have been learning moments when she has been...

My Kids Want to Quit Swimming

Nothing makes a great swimmer want to quit swimming more than an overbearing parent. You know the ones. As much as they love their kid they can't help but offer critiques after every race; "you took too many breaths, stop looking at the swimmer next...

32nd Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet

We can't wait to watch over 1,000 talented kids swim this weekend at the 32nd Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet sponsored by DC Parks and Recreation and the Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser.  This is an amazing opportunity for swimmers to face some of...

2018 dc national girls & women in sports day expo

Join BKS for National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Many Black women and girls avoid the sport of swimming. Join BKS for National Girls and Women in Sports Day as we continue our work to Change The Tide! Black Kids Swim wants ALL woman and girls to experience the joy of swimming! To that end...

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