Devin Brown hopes her voyage inspires more people of color to take up kayaking.

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Summers often bring a wave of childhood memories: lounging poolside, trips to the local amusement park, languid, steamy days at the beach. These nostalgic recollections, however, aren’t held by all Americans.

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She shares the record in the 100-meter freestyle with Penny Oleksiak, of Canada.

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Summer just got a whole lot better. Altrichia Cook, 28, like so many before her, lived the words of the popular proverb: Necessity is the mother of invention. In this case, Cook needed fashionable swimwear to cover some pregnancy scars, and so she made one. The former teen mom said that two years ago, she […]

Seventy-percent of Black kids don’t learn how to swim due to access to pools, lack of encouragement to swim, the effects of chlorine on hair, or simply the fear of drowning. The “Make a Splash” program emphasizes that swimming is a vital skill, rather than a recreational activity.