Son doing report-African American swimmers

Son doing report-African American swimmers

Post by Carulsh » Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:00


My son is a 9 year old competitive age group swimmer.  To mark Black History
Month, he is to write a report on an African American who has made a mark in a
particular field.  My son has chosen swimming as that field.  If anybody could
give me any kind of information, a name perhaps, or where I might try to find
some info, we would greatly appreciate it.  Please feel free to email me

Danny

 
 
 

Son doing report-African American swimmers

Post by Ryan Vacc » Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>>My son is a 9 year old competitive age group swimmer.  To mark Black
History
>>Month, he is to write a report on an African American who

>[...]

>You can start with Anthony Nesty!

>..and what was the name of that ***stroker and that guy who set a USA or
>world best in the 50m butterfly (during the 100m) at the 1996 US Olympic
>Trials?

>Tawny

The ***stroker I think you're talking about is Jeff Cummings.  The other
is Byron Davis.

 
 
 

Son doing report-African American swimmers

Post by Swim Ph » Sat, 14 Feb 1998 04:00:00

There have been several world-class African American swimmers.

Jeff Commings set several national age group records in the ***stroke.
Michael Norment (U of Georgia) was second at NCAAs last year in the 100 ***,
hopes to win this year, was a member of the USA Pan Pac team last year.

Byron Davis set the American record in the 50 fly and finished fourth in the
100 fly at Olympic Trials.  Sabir Muhammad is a top NCAA  flyer and
backstroker.

Swimming World has run quite a few articles on African American swimmers.
There will be an article on top A-A age group swimmers in the April issue, plus
a profile on Michael Norment. The current (Feb) issue reports on Byron Davis's
comeback.