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Olympian's Mission: Cut Drowning Among African-American Kids

Gold medal champ Cullen Jones hopes to reduce high numbers

(Newser) - After nearly drowning at the age of 5, Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones is using his watery brilliance to reduce the disproportionately high number of drowning deaths among African-American children. Jones won gold in 2008 and is competing in the London games, but in the off-season, he travels the nation with... More »

Minority Kids Sink at Swimming

Push on to get children in the swim

(Newser) - More than half of black and Latino children never learn to swim, according to the governing body of US competitive swimming, which is trying to encourage more minority involvement in the sport. Nearly 60% of black and Latino children can't swim—compared to a third of white kids—and they're... More »

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