Today, drowning rates are disproportionately high among Black children. What’s being done?

Black Swimmers Overcome Racism and Fear, Reclaiming a Tradition

Additional Editor: Cullen Golden

Decades of segregation, discrimination and lack of access have led to an alarming disparity: Black children today drown in swimming pools at a rate far higher than that of white children, studies have shown. Now new programs are working to overcome barriers and get everybody into the pool.

This video was produced in collaboration with the Columbia School of Journalism.

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Black Swimmers Overcome Racism and Fear, Reclaiming a Tradition by Brandon Alexander

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