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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...

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...

Summer Swim Team Scholarships 2018 Available NOW!

The Summer Swim Scholarship 2018's goal is 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...

Free Red Cross Lifeguard Training by American Pool

Summer break is almost here, and everyone is looking for the perfect summer job.  Why not spend the summer by the pool as a lifeguard and pool operator?  Black Kids Swim has partnered with American Pool to offer free Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Pool Operator Training.  American...

Adult Swim Lessons August 5th in LaPlata Maryland

Did you know that 70% of African Americans lack basic swimming skills? And, if a parent does not know how to swim there is an 87% chance that their child will never learn how to swim. It's time to change these statistics. DMV Social has partnered with...

Job Opening – Aquatics Manager in Seattle WA

Proficient swim skills can open doors to many opportunities. Seattle Parks and Recreation is looking for an Aquatics Manager who can recruit swimmers of color.  The applicant must be a visionary leader who can develop relationships with staff, community agencies, and community leaders. A strong candidate for...

Black Kids Swim Screens "The Black Line" Documentary

Black Kids Swim Screens “The Black Line” Documentary

We've all heard the saying that Black people can't (or don't) swim. For some, the stereotype is used as the punchline of a joke or mentioned casually without much thought. But what happens when that negative stereotype solidifies into an accepted fact? Or worse, a barrier that...

Scholarships for Swimmers

Scholarships for Swimmers!

[caption id="attachment_1573" align="alignleft" width="252"] Dr. Monica E. Randall[/caption] Do Well in School and Swim Fast in the Pool:  Scholar Athletic Award Applications Are Now Available In a previous post, I mentioned the importance of excelling both in the classroom and in the pool.  Yes, being 'fast in...

DC Parks and Recreation to host SwimJitsu

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that for the first time, DPR will participate in SwimJitsu, an annual nationwide event presented by USA Swimming and the North American Sports Group.  The District is one of 14 cities hosting this one-day, one of a...

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