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Summer Swim Team Scholarships Available NOW!

Black Kids Swim was created to increase the number of Black competitive swimmers. We believe joining a summer swim team is the perfect way for kids to have a great time while they explore the world of competitive swimming. The Black Kids Swim Summer Swim Team Scholarship...

Coach Kennedy Albany Stingrays into: The Champion Factory

Richard Kennedy, also known as the Underwater Educator, is the Head Coach of the Stingrays in Albany Georgia. He calls his team the "Champion Factory" and after just two years of coaching, eight of his swimmers qualified to compete in the Georgia Recreation and Parks...

Ileana Bocage Competes at CARIFTA Aquatics Championships

Ileana Bocage is a competitive swimmer from Trinidad and Tobago. She holds the national record for the 50 meter breast stroke. Ileana spoke with Black Kids Swim to share her thoughts on competitive swimming in the Caribbean. Black Kids Swim: To get started, tell us a...

National Black Heritage Swim Meet 2018

2019 National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet

It's almost here! Our very favorite swim meet of the year! The swim meet Black Kids Swim calls the 'Family Reunion of the Black Swim Community'! The 2019 National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet is Hosted by the North Carolina Aquablazers Swim Team. The meet will take...

Register for the Nic Askew Swim and Dive Camp

In 2018, the Nic Askew Swim and Dive Camp at Howard University welcomed its first group of swimmers.  The camp was created to serve both competitive swimmers and those who do not know how to swim. As the only Historically Black College/University (HBCU) with a...

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Competitive Swimmers

Now that we are in the midst of championship season, swim parents should look carefully at the number of swim meets on the horizon.  Have your calendar handy so that you are ALWAYS prepared to properly nourish your swimmer.   In our last blog we discussed breakfast....

Kris Lawson Black Kids Swim Interview

Kris Lawson: Fastest in the Nation

Kris Lawson is a 13 year old swimmer from Maryland. At 12 he was ranked #1 in the country, for his age, in the 50 back with a time of 25.52. He broke his own record when he participated in the Mid-Atlantic Age Group Championships...

2019 Black History Invitational Swim Meet

The 33rd Black History Invitational Swim Meet

Thirty-three years ago in February, two swim teams from D.C. Parks and Recreation and Baltimore City competed in a dual meet as a Black History event. Both teams were predominantly Black.  Although it was just a small local meet, word spread quickly about a special...

Growing the Community: Reaching Potential Swim Parents Presentation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Black Kids Swim was founded to create more Black competitive swimmers.  To accomplish our goal we must first encourage more Black people to swim. Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries, invited Black Kids Swim to...

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...

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