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Meet Swimmer, Blair Wootson: A Bright Star In The Making

Whether it’s at the pool or in the classroom, Florida native Blair Wootson strives to make a difference anywhere he can. From working towards his Olympic dreams to his activism, the 12-year-old competitive swimmer’s presence in the swimming world hasn’t gone unnoticed, and he doesn’t...

BHM Heroes: 7 Influential Black Swimmers You Should Know

Black Kids Swim is proud to share the story of seven influential Black swimmers! Black History Month is a time for celebration and reflection. From past to present, our adversity and successes represent the strength of the Black American spirit. Our contributions in politics, entertainment,...

Naji Ali, a Black Open Water Swimmer

Learning to swim at the age of 43 sounds uncommon for most people, but it was better late than never for open water swimmer, Naji Ali. "I was determined that I wanted to swim," Ali said. "I didn't care what it would take. I was...

Tristen Ulett Black Kids Swim commitments

BKS Swim Commitments: Tristen Ulett

Each week Coach Nate Harding will take a look at a few of our swimmers as they enter their freshman year of college swimming. We also will highlight various high school Juniors and Seniors who verbally commit to various college swim programs across the country.  This...

Isabella Fountain commits to Howard University Black Kids Swim

BKS Commitments: Isabella Fountain

Each week Coach Nate Harding will take a look at a few of our swimmers as they enter their freshman year of college swimming. We also will highlight various high school Juniors and Seniors who verbally commit to various college swim programs across the country.  This...

A Swimmer’s Journey: The Importance of Community

Children are filled with promise. They are brimming with excitement, determination, fearlessness, and in many cases, wildly overconfident. I’ve yet to encounter a child who doesn’t light up with joy at the sight of a water park. But, in the midst of this unbridled excitement,...

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...