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The Goree Project

Black Kids Swim Inc. recently launched a first-of-its-kind web series to unite African-Americans and Senegalese through a cultural and athletic exchange. This year will mark the 33rd Dakar Gorée swim, where hundreds of Senegalese retrace the same path enslaved Africans traveled some 400 years ago. “The Gorée Project” will chronicle the journey of two swimmers from Howard University who will compete in this symbolic event.  Team captains Skylar Smith and Noah Nicholas will travel to Senegal to participate.  Click here for a video

The goal of “The Gorée Project” is to destroy the stereotype that Black people can’t or won’t swim by showcasing Black swimmers excelling in the sport. The organization also hopes to educate African-Americans and Senegalese about their respective history and culture to build community. 

CWAC would like to support Skylar and Noah on their journey and ask that our swimmers send us a picture in their CWAC gear wishing them luck.  Please e-mail all pictures to Coach Dave and we will put together a collage to pass on.

For more information on the project check out a video the press release and visit the website.