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The cultural perception surrounding swimming in the Black community has shifted.

Howard University made HBCUs proud yet again when its swim and dive team made Black history on a recent 'Sports Illustrated' Daily Cover.

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New Jersey-bred diver Kristen Hayden recently became the first Black woman to win a U.S. national senior title.

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Swimmer Simone Manuel defended her title as world champion at the FINA World Championship in South Korea.


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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Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel visited LeBron James’ I Promise School to talk with students about water safety and encourage them to learn how to swim.

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Howard University senior Latroya Pina and her sister and brother Jayla and Troy have been selected to be on the Cape Verde National Swim Team during the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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

"Be Cool, Follow the Rules," headlines the top of the poster. Arrows are used to differentiate who is "not cool," and who is exercising "cool" behavior.

Summer has officially graced us with her long-awaited presence, a season that means longer days of fun at amusement parks, days at the beach, and swimming pools for families. For others, it’s a reminder of tragedy the summer can bring. Just this month, five children ranging from the ages of 2 to 5 were reported dead after drowning in […]

Alia Atkinson (pictured) was in total disbelief when it was announced she had won a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke at the World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar on Saturday. Atkinson also became the first black woman to win a world title in swimming, according to the BBC. The 25-year-old Jamaican-born swimmer, who placed fourth […]