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BKS celebrates 5 year anniversary with new inspiring video

BKS Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary with New Inspiring Video

In November 2020, Black Kids Swim celebrates our 5 year anniversary. As a gift to the BKS family, we created a new inspirational video. Watch now! We founded BKS 5 years ago to change the narrative about Black people and swimming, and to increase Black participation...

The Gorée Project Webisodes – Episode 1 – Strength in Symbols

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Gorée Project Webisodes Episode 1 - "Strength in Symbols" Black Kids Swims' web series following the journey of two African American swimmers as they prepare for a 3.5 mile open water swim in Dakar Senegal. This first-of-its-kind project is our action to unify the African diaspora...

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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...

LIVE BROADCAST: Howard University Swim and Dive Team

Did you know there is only ONE Historically Black College or University with a swim team? Well, it's true.  And that is the one and only Howard University.  Led by HU Alumnus, Coach Nicholas Askew, the Division One Howard University Swim and Dive Team is...

Web Chat with swim parents Karl and Kim Whitley

Black Kids Swim hosts a live web chat with expert Black swim parents Karl and Kim Whitley; parents of elite swimmer Reece Whitley. Reece broke the 13 -14 national age group record in the 200 breast stroke at the age of 13 and also competed...

Giles Smith Gives Expert Advice for Young Black Swimmers

Today, Black Kids Swim turns TWO years old! To celebrate, we are giving you more of what you love: expert advice for young Black swimmers. Tonight, U.S. National Swim Team member Giles Smith will take your questions live on our website. We hope you'll join us...

Black Kids Swim Interviews Swim Legend Jim Ellis

In 1971, Jim Ellis founded an African-American swim team called PDR. The initials stood for both Philadelphia Department of Recreation, and also Pride Determination Resilience. His story is chronicled in the feature film 'Pride.'  In 2007, Jim Ellis received the Presidential Honor Award from the...

Words of Advice from the Howard University Women’s Swim Team

Meet the fabulous ladies of the Howard University Women's Swimming and Diving Team!! Black Kids Swim was excited to meet several members from the Howard University Women's Swimming and Diving Team during the 30th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet. The ladies were kind enough to...

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