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The Gorée Project Webisodes – Episode 1 – Strength in Symbols

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Gorée Project Webisodes Episode 1 - "Strength in Symbols" Black Kids Swims' web series following the journey of two African American swimmers as they prepare for a 3.5 mile open water swim in Dakar Senegal.This first-of-its-kind project is our action to unify the African diaspora...

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...

Meet Our Swimbassadors: Skylar Smith and Noah Nicholas Part 1

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Meet Skylar Smith and Noah Nicholas! Our Swimbassadors for the first ever Gorée Project. We know Skylar and Noah are Howard University graduates and former Co-captains of the HU swim and dive team. We know they were stellar athletes and students for all 4 years of...

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The Gorée Project: The Beginning

BKS' commitment to changing the competitive swim space has led us to create The Gorée Project. This special first-of-its-kind leadership initiative is BKS' response to exclusionary practices. It's our method of creating a monumental, trans-continental, unifying project designed to bring the African diaspora into focus...

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 Maritza McClendon: An Inspiration To Black Swimmers

Determination and perseverance are two distinct qualities that describe Maritza McClendon not only as a swimmer but as a human being. Despite the naysayers and critics, Maritza McClendon was destined to come out on top as a competitive swimmer and make history as the first African...

Meet Tabono Clinic Master Coach: Marcus Fitts

By: Brianna Rhodes Whether it’s swimming competitively or participating in a triathlon, Tabono Clinic master coach, Marcus Fitts (@coach_fitts) has always been committed to staying healthy and active. As a high school and college student, Fitts played a number of sports, including track and field and football,...

Meet Swim Dad and Fitness Expert Joseph Koroma

Swim Dad extraordinaire and professional fitness expert Joseph S. Koroma Jr. is all about health and fitness.  Whether it’s training a professional athlete or helping a new mom get her mojo back, the owner of fitness company, MaxFit LLC, loves helping people get strong and in shape....

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