Black History Month inspires athletes

February 28, 2020

Olympic champion serving as role model for young swimmers

Photo Illustration by: Neveah Jones and Shriya Vanparia

Coppell sophomore swimmer Kaia Miller prepares for a swim tournament and thinks of American Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel for inspiration. Despite not many African Americans having a known presence in the swimming world, it is important to recognize their hard work and impact on many young African American swimmers.

Olympic champion serving as role model for young swimmers

Prominent figures set standards for swimming world

Photo Illustration by: Neveah Jones and Shriya Vanparia

This Black History Month, we celebrate famous African American swimmers such as Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones, Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel and 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Freshman of the Year Reece Whitley. These famous African American swimmers have made an impact in the swimming world and inspire many young African American swimmers.

Prominent figures set standards for swimming world

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    Shivi SharmaFeb 28, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    This is beautiful Neveah! Amazing job!

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