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Learn To Swim & Swimming While Black.

Learn To Swim, Swimming While Black

Black people not being able to swim has been a stereotype and generalization that has been passed down for decades. The ability to learn to swim really is a social issue more than a racial issue.

Picture of a black woman with her whole body under water except her head. Learn To Swim and Swimming While Black
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If you are poor, you won't have the money to afford a pool or even afford swimming lessons. However, more and more black athletes are making the Olympics for swimming and a black woman won the Gold Medal in swimming for the first time in 2016.

Key Takeaways:

  • Black people not being able to swim is a stereotype and a generalization.
  • Swimming is more a cultural crisis than a racial one, as if you are poor you don't have the money to afford a pool or swimming lessons.
  • The number of Olympic swimmers that are black has increased each Summer Olympics, and a black woman even won a Gold Medal in 2016.

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