logo

Whats Hot!

BKS' Own Afro-Cultural Competitive Swim Clinic


Join Our Mailing List

Follow BKS!

 

Achievements

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...

Simone and Mehdy Win at FINA World Championships

Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Manuel and Olympic Silver Medalist Mehdy Metella of France are turning in excellent performances at this weeks FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. On Day one, Simone won Gold with three teammates in the 100 free relay. She swam anchor and had...

Simone Manuel and Lia Neal win again!

Simone Manuel won first place in the 50 freestyle at last weekend's U.S. Swimming Nationals. The competition, held in Indianapolis IN in a 50 meter pool, also serves as trials for World Championships to be held in Budapest later this month.  Simone's win with a...

Simone Manuel Makes History and Inspires Black Swimmers

If you're wondering who is dominating the world of swimming, you can stop.  Simone Manuel is breaking records all over the place, and she's just getting started.  More importantly, she is blazing a trail for many young Black swimmers who want to be just like...

Robert Mangan: One of the Best African-American swimmers in NY

Robert Mangan is a successful African-American swimmer who swims for Ithica High School's Ithica Little Reds.  His swim coach told him about Black Kids Swim and he immediately reached out to us to say "Thank you for sharing the site with the public and supporting African-American...

Black Kids Swim Olympic Countdown Holly Spears

Black Kids Swim Olympic Countdown – Holly Spears

This month the U.S. Olympic Swim team will make history when two African American women compete on the team for the first time. For our 9th day of the Black Kids Swim Olympic Countdown, we highlight another African American woman who excels in the sport of...

Black Kids Swim Olympic Countdown – The Black Line

We are just six days away from the 2016 Olympic swimming events! Over the past week Black Kids Swim has highlighted talented Black swimmers who may earn the chance to represent the United States on a future Olympic swim team. This year, there are three African...

Black Kids Swim Olympic Countdown – Jasmine, Eden & Rayven

[caption id="attachment_1781" align="alignleft" width="300"] Eden Smith (Left) and Jasmine Barry (Right)[/caption] Before Olympic Trials, swimmers work for years to develop their technique, build strength and drop times. Typically, young swimmers begin this journey in summer swim leagues and year round swim clubs. For the 5th day...

the-blog

Join Our Community!

For great stories, family support and product discounts!