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DC Wave Swim Team To Host 34th Black History Invitational Meet

By: Brianna Rhodes The 34th Black History Invitational Swim Meet (BHISM) will take place at the Takoma Aquatic Center from Feb. 14th through Feb. 16th in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by D.C Parks and Recreation, BHISM is held every year during Black History Month to recognize the significant...

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...

So…What Color Are Mermaids?

All of the recent debate over Disney's casting of the gorgeous and talented Halle Bailey as the new Ariel in the live action The Little Mermaid led Black Kids Swim to ask the question: Where do Mermaids really come from? Before Ariel graced our screens in 1989,...

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...

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