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Apple Valley, MNMinneapolis Star Tribune

Regan Smith puts her young swim club on the map

At the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha last month, it wasn't difficult to pick out the group from Riptide Swim Club in Apple Valley. They were the gaggle of giggling kids clad in pink T-shirts with bright pink Crocs and covered head-to-toe in temporary tattoos. They were the ones there to watch their hometown hero, Regan Smith.
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Nantucket, MAMartha's Vineyard Times

Swimming for a cause

On Monday, Doug McConnell attempted to swim from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard for the second time in three years. Despite falling short on his attempt Monday due to extreme currents, McConnell was greeted at a reception at Harbor View Inn in Edgartown, where he talked about his past swims and his ongoing cause.
Edgartown, MAvineyardgazette.com

Nantucket to Vineyard Swim Gets Underway

At 7:59 this morning, Doug McConnell set off from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard. He didn’t go by ferry or plane or even kayak. He walked into the water at Eel Point and started swimming. Ten hours later, at around 6 p.m. this evening, he hopes to reach Martha’s Vineyard, emerging...
Swimming & Surfingchatsports.com

How a Ban on a Swim Cap Galvanized Black Swimmers

Ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, which begin later this month, members of the International Swimming Federation, known as FINA, are reconsidering a ban they put on a swim cap designed for Black hair. The product, Soul Cap, is meant to accommodate thicker, curlier hair textures to provide...

Shouts From The Stands: A Response To FINA Banning Soul Caps At Olympics

"Blacks Can't Swim" producer Ed Accura provides his view of FINA banning swim caps designed for natural black hair at the Olympic Games. Stock photo via Peter Sukenik/www.petersukenik.com. SwimSwam welcomes reader submissions about all topics aquatic, and if it’s well-written and well-thought, we might just post it under our “Shouts...

Olympics Reconsider Swim Cap For Afro & Natural Hair After Ban Criticism

The upcoming Tokyo 2021 Olympics have been shrouded in a number of racism allegations this week- angering fans with the removal of Sha'Carri Jackson over marijuana use and the banning of Black Lives Matter apparel, though the event may now be trying to retract another allegedly racist rules. On Wednesday,...
Swimming & Surfingthekit.ca

The Olympic Ban on Afro Swim Caps Is Deeply Damaging

As a Black youth growing up in Scarborough, Ont., I often didn’t feel comfortable swimming. I especially didn’t like the fact that going in a pool meant a three-hour ordeal of having to wash my hair every time. It was a lovely, carefree experience that others got to have—but not me.