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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...

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...

Happy Birthday Black Kids Swim!

Black Kids Swim is now THREE years old! November 15, 2018 marks three successful years of growing the Black Swim Community! Over the last 3 years we have been privileged to meet many talented young Black swimmers and their families.  You shared your experiences and advice...

Your Scholar Athlete and the PSAT

Congratulations! Your scholar athlete just completed the PSAT. The PSATⓇ is a helpful planning tool for high school juniors. It allows students to identify their strengths and weaknesses as well as develop a personal testing timeline. Results will be available around mid-December. What steps should...

Help Build the “BKS Find a Swim Team” Database

We hear it every day "My kid is the only one on their swim team." Black children who enjoy the sport of competitive swimming are frequently the only one on their team and one of very few at swim meets. This may, unfortunately, lead to isolation,...


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