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By Kellee Jordan
Telegram Reporter 

Efforts to increase the number of African American Swimmers start with 'Detroit 100'

 

March 14, 2024

It's never to late to learn how to swim

Detroit Masters Swim Club, this year affectionately known as "Detroit 100" is a newly formed adult swim team, striding to increase minority involvement. Detroit and the surrounding areas have a long legacy of participating in the sport. In the late 1990's and early 2000's Detroit Public Schools hosted a program teaching elementary students swim lessons through volunteerism from the high school swim teams. Programs like that kept communities involved. Detroit 100 is focusing on bringing that type of support and contribution into the activity of swimming.

Their goal is to demonstrate the diversi...



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