Swimming

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    THE GAMES NOBODY SAW

      THE GAMES NOBODY SAW Gary Norris Gray-BASN-Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.- The United States Paralympic athletes had one of the best games since 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Most Americans did not...

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    AMERICA, AMERICA

    AMERICA, AMERICA, Gary Norris Gray-BASN-Staff Reporter OAKLAND,CA-The Rio Olympics signified the emergence of the African-American athlete especially the sisters at championship levels in an expanding range of sports. Yet the media...

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    A Short History of Black Swimming: The 70′s: Enith Brigitha

    MONTREAL, CANADA — No doubt the best Black swimmer of the 70′s was Enith Brigitha of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. She was the first Black female swimmer. And she was the first...

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    Another Memorial Day Pool Bash

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet was such a success at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, organizers are bringing it back for a second go-round. Now...

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    Looking Back at McCoy Williams

    RIVERSIDE, Ca. — McCoy Williams was never one to inspire fear when he’d line up next to his opponents on the starting blocks. After all, he was only 5-foot-4 and this...

  • ‘Nino’ wins at Circuito Nacional de Surf

    PLAYA JACO, Costa Rica — From his very first heat that December morning, with waves that often barreled 4-6 feet on the beach break of Jaco in front of Hotel Copacabana,...

  • Where Are The Black Swimmers?

    GEORGIA — Sabir Muhammad should’ve been a basketball player. At least that’s what people used to tell the hulking 6-foot-7 USA Swimming National Team member. “If you were black in the...

  • ‘Jamison’s Acting Debut in The Guardian’

    TEXAS—Pro swimmer Tanica Jamison, 2003 graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, is making her debut in something other than swimming. The Speedo sponsored 13-time All American and National Champion...

  • “Black Butterfly”

    From the English Channel to Senegal’s Goree Island, Buffalo’s Charles Chapman, Jr., world championship marathon swimmer, continues to make history and shatter the myth that ‘Black men can’t swim…’ “Jordan by...

  • Swimming Laps Around the Stereotypes

    .CALIFORNIA With each graceful stroke through the water, the sinewy teen leaves one of the nation’s lingering stereotypes farther behind in his wake. A fierce competitor, 13-year-old Piankhi Gibson is making...

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