The Troubled History of Swimming Pools in the US | BBC Global

Public swimming pools in the US are a cherished summer destination for many Americans.

However, the shadow cast by the history of segregation in these pools has left a lasting impact, particularly on Black Americans.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), black children aged 10 to 14 are seven times more likely to drown in swimming pools compared to their white counterparts.

This video delves into the legacy of pool segregation and spotlights the efforts of organisations like Black People Will Swim that strive to address the swimming disparities in the US.

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