Black Kids Swim has created the ‘Warrior Swim Cap’ for competitive swimmers to proudly display their fearlessness in the water.
The Warrior Cap is decorated with two red Kwatakye Atiko symbols. The Kwatakye Atiko symbol represents the hair cut of a warrior, Kwatakye. Those wearing this hairstyle are expected to be community leaders, courageous, and the holders of traditions. [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Swimmers wearing the Kwatakye Atiko symbol on their head are reminded of their history and simultaneously inspired to continue the African legacy of excellence in swimming.[/perfectpullquote]
The Warrior Swim Cap also displays the Black Kids Swim logo; The Reach. The Reach is comprised of ten curved lines in blue and black representing Black people swimming on top of the water. The Reach symbolizes sustained effort in order to achieve excellence in all areas of life.
The Warrior Swim Cap was created to remind young swimmers that the Black Kids Swim community expects excellence from them. We anticipate all Black swimmers will be honorable and courageous both in the pool and in life.