Black Folk Don't: Swim (Season 2.0, Episode One)

Back by popular demand, and with topics by the people Black Folk Don’t brings new topics to a new city, New Orleans! First, what’s the deal with black folk and swimming? Do they do it? Or are the assumptions true? Tune in to new episodes every Tuesday, and share your thoughts @blackfolkdont on Twitter. A special presentation of BlackPublicMedia.org, directed by Angela Tucker, and supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Comment by Eugenia Gregoire on September 19, 2016 at 6:00pm

  YES BLACK FOLK DO SWIM ! WAS A MEMBER OF THE AQUA DEMONETTES. MY TEAM SWAM AT TGE WABASH Y IN CHICAGO BACK IN THE 40 & 50s.

I recently won first places in the 50m and 100m backstroke at Summer Nationals in the Women's 80-84age group.

I also competed in  Italy at the FINA  Gotta go for now.

Eugenia.

Comment by Stephanie Hunter on April 4, 2013 at 1:27pm

Hi, I am doing a research project on why there seems to be less black swimmers than white-i'm looking at all angles (physiological and psychological). If anyone could help with any ideas or common stereotypes I'd appreciate it. I know there are alot of arguements for and against each idea so anything anyone could offer would be very much welcome. Thanks in advance, Steph

Comment by ERROL DUPLESSIS on July 17, 2012 at 8:46am

All of the stereotypes are discussed in the "Black Folks Don't Swim " clip along with typical support for an activity that must demand more attention by Black folks.  It reminds me of a question asked by a friend some years ago, near the start of my aquatics career as a college professor: "Do you need to know how to swim to be happy?"  I cannot answer that question for someone else.

Comment by Jayson Jackson on July 13, 2012 at 4:24pm
Thanks for sharing this Jen Galvin!

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