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Meet Lawrence Sapp: An International Star Swimmer In the Making

At just 18 years old, the Waldorf, Maryland resident has achieved many accomplishments in the sport of competitive swimming. Lawrence Sapp is truly an international star swimmer in the making!The championship athlete has received many gold and silver medals across the world competing in events...

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Black Kids Swim Announces Essay Contest Winners

Black Kids Swim is excited to announce the winners of the Black Kids Swim 2020 Essay Contest! Earlier this spring, swimmers of all ages were offered the opportunity to write about a topic tied to the sport of competitive swimming. Swimmers eight years old and younger...

We’ve Always Had Your Back

Seventeen days after George Floyd was killed by police officers the world is still protesting. They are protesting against governments that allow security forces to harm and kill innocent Black men, women, and children. We support their efforts.The recent lackluster statement by USA Swimming regarding...

Meet Naomy Grand’Pierre: Haiti’s First Female Olympic Swimmer

At just 23 years old, Naomy Grand’Pierre has reached many milestones as a Haitian American swimmer. The Canadian-born, American-raised Olympic athlete has used her platform to inspire many young Black swimmers to participate in the sport, including fellow Haitians. Naomy Grand’Pierre was first introduced to 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...

What to Expect in 2019 from Black Kids Swim

It's a New Year and we are excited to announce a ton of new events, offerings, and products created especially for the Black Kids Swim community! The 2019 BKS Challenge! To permanently change the relationship between the Black community and the water - we have to make...

Black Kids Swim Jamal Hill

Jamal Hill: Journey to 2020 Paralympics

Black Kids Swim first noticed Jamal Hill or, @SwimUphill, on Instagram. We caught up with Hill on his daily one-hour morning drive to swim practice from Inglewood California to Altadena.   During the long drive, Hill spoke freely about challenges in collegiate swimming, struggles with the...

Khalid Ali Joins the Fayetteville Area Swim Team

Khalid Ali is six years old and recently tried out for the local city swim team in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Khalid began taking swim lessons at the local YMCA in January with the #1 goal of joining a swim team.  We are SO PROUD of Khalid for achieving...

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...

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