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1,359 Flips | 25 Magazines | 25 Followers | @USASwimming6oc2 |  The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions -in the pool and in life. Whether equipping our children with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim through our Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to our heroes on the the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.

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An Olympic gold medalist explains why teaching kids to swim is just as important as teaching them to walk

Summertime is water time. We head out for the seaside or the lakefront, we hop into rowboats and sailboats and powerboats, and we spend time cooling off at pools.<p>But as much as we love water, the stuff can be dangerous. Particularly for children.<p>According the Centers for Disease Control and …

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Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones strives to shatter the stereotype that African Americans don't swim

In August 2010, six teenagers drowned in a river in Shreveport, Louisiana, while trying to rescue a friend in distress.<p>None of them, ranging from …

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How Olympian Cullen Jones is challenging the stereotype that 'black people don’t swim'

Olympic athlete Cullen Jones defied stereotypes in 2008 when he became the first African American to break a long-course record in swimming in the …

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Cullen Jones challenges 'black people don't swim' stereotype

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Olympian teaches community to swim

This Olympic swimmer is changing the stigma associated with African Americans and swimming by empowering those in his community. ABC News' Rachel …

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Cullen Jones challenges 'black people don't swim' stereotype

The four-time Olympian is raising awareness for water safety by providing free swimming lessons.

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Olympian Cullen Jones Offers Swim Lessons to Defeat Stereotype ‘Black People Don’t Swim’

Olympian Cullen Jones said he’s started teaching swimming lessons to children of color as a way to reduce child swimming deaths and to erase the …

An Olympic gold medalist explains why teaching kids to swim is just as important as teaching them to walk

Mike Lewis / USA Swimming Foundation<p><b>Drowning is a leading cause of death for children.</b>• <b><br>An alarming number of children don't know how to swim or have</b> …

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ABC News on Twitter: "Cullen Jones became the first African American to break a long-course record in swimming at the Beijing Olympic Games. He's now working to teach more people of color how to swim, while also raising awareness about water safety. https://t.co/qR3dL5fdlW… https://t.co/wa1K21q6L8"

Olympic athlete Cullen Jones defied stereotypes in 2008 when he became the first African American to break a long-course record in swimming in the …

ABC News

Olympic athlete Cullen Jones defied stereotypes in 2008 when he became the first African American to break a long-course record in swimming in the …

ABC News

Olympian Cullen Jones is challenging the stereotype that 'black people don’t swim': "If you don't have an opportunity to do something...it’s hard to …

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Olympian Cullen Jones is challenging the stereotype that 'black people don’t swim': "If you don't have an opportunity to do something...it’s hard to …

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Olympian Cullen Jones is challenging the stereotype that 'black people don’t swim': "If you don't have an opportunity to do something...it’s hard to …

Good Morning America on Twitter: "Olympian @CullenJones is challenging the stereotype that 'black people don’t swim': "If you don't have an opportunity to do something...it’s hard to pass on the desire to your children the thing you've been taught to fear." https://t.co/9XruokOZRY… https://t.co/tTaQqYgkMk"

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“Pools have been a space that is very racialized,” Parker told GMA. “There has been a history of exclusion for people of color . . . Black swimmers …

EBONY MAGAZINE on Twitter: "“Pools have been a space that is very racialized,” Parker told GMA. “There has been a history of exclusion for people of color . . . Black swimmers were physically attacked by White swimmers in these pools.” https://t.co/4PD2VsdxyM"

Olympic athlete Cullen Jones is teaching children of color how to swim as a way to end the stereotype that “Black people don’t swim” and to promote …

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Olympian is challenging the stereotype that 'black people don’t swim'

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Olympian Cullen Jones is challenging the stereotype that 'black people don't swim'

(NEW YORK) -- Olympic athlete Cullen Jones defied stereotypes in 2008 when he became the first African-American to break a long-course record in …

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I think I did pretty good! #swimming #philly #Philadelphia @USASwimming https://t.co/si41f5cqGg

If you missed my story, you’ll have another chance to catch it around 5:42. @phl17 #swim #swimming #philly #philadelphia #summer @USASwimming https://t.co/JVORd8TmBt

My swimming story airs in less than 10 minutes. You don’t wanna miss it! Tune to @phl17 RIGHT NOW! #swim #swimming #Philly #Philadelphia @ymca @USASwimming https://t.co/8rTu4055VE

Khiree Stewart on Twitter: "I've been working on a special story for PHL17 these past few weeks. I've always loved going to pools or beaches during the spring and summer, but I would never go too deep in the water. That's because I never... https://t.co/0sTUsKX9lz"

I've been working on a special story for PHL17 these past few weeks. I've always loved going to pools or beaches during the spring and summer, but I …

Khiree Stewart on Twitter: "ICYMI: It took me a few weeks, but I can officially call myself a swimmer. The link to my story is https://t.co/76SlWljo2y. Check it out and let me know how I did! @phl17 @USASwimming #swimming #swim #philly #Philadelphia… https://t.co/sEveXsMuEt"

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 4,000 people die from drowning in the United States each year. Drowning is also the second …

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#Swim #Safety! Head to @khireephl17 to check out Khiree's amazing story and journey to learn how to swim. @phl17 #poolsafety #beachsafety https://t.co/CEAj6lrCfn

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 4,000 people die from drowning in the United States each year.