Why Are Black People Afraid of Swimming

Kids taking swim lessons at a swimming pool
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Since middle school, many of my Black friends have always been afraid to swim.

I didn’t understand back then. Even though my family had no money, my parents still signed me up for lessons.. I still remember going from Tadpole to Whale status with my swimmer patches.

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Jeffrey Kass

Jeffrey Kass

Named by Medium as Top Writer on Racism, Diversity, Education and Parenting | Speaker on Race and Society | Award-Winning Author| Latest Book: The Rona Diaries