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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...

Diversity in Swimming

Diversity in Swimming does not exist. That’s not my opinion, that is an observable fact. Juan Caraveo called the 2016 US Olympic swim team “the most diverse yet”. Caraveo is a sports diversity and inclusion consultant for USA Swimming. However, out of 47 swimmers, only...

2019 Black Kids Swim Challenge

Join the 2019 Black Kids Swim Challenge! Black Kids Swim needs your help to change the relationship between the Black community and the water.  Join us and start 2019 with a commitment to increase the number of Black swimmers.  As a community, we can permanently change...

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,...

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...

My Kids Want to Quit Swimming

Nothing makes a great swimmer want to quit swimming more than an overbearing parent. You know the ones. As much as they love their kid they can't help but offer critiques after every race; "you took too many breaths, stop looking at the swimmer next...

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5 Steps to Writing a Great College Essay

STUDENT Athletes Corner – Helpful tips for parents on supporting a successful student and swimmer A column by Monica E. Randall, PhD. Let me share a little known secret with you.  In recent years, college admissions officials have placed more weight on college essays when making admission...

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