Let’s face it, swimming does have a reputation for being a sport that for whatever reason seems to attract more white people than people from ethnic minorities. Which is a great shame.
You’ve only got to go to a gala and most of the officials and most of the competitors are white even those galas in mixed urban areas such as North London where I live.
I think it is changing (slowly) but anything that can be done to encourage more people to participate in the sport from different ethnic backgrounds has to be a good thing.
Enter the community swimming group, Swim Dem Crew (pictured above), which has just been recognised at the annual British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) for their outstanding work encouraging adults from all backgrounds to learn how to swim.
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