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Sisterhood, Scholarship, Outreach & Education
Keeping young girls and women afloat
The Black Girls Dive Foundation inspires and empowers girls and young women to engage in aquatic-based recreational and STEM activities through innovative programmatic initiatives to increase the number of women pursuing careers in aquatic-based STEM fields.
Research from the USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis found that 70% of African Americans do not know how to swim. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. has more than 3,500 accidental drownings every year. That is almost 10 a day. Most strikingly alarming is the fatal-drowning rate of African-American children ages 5 to 14 is three times that of white children. Having the ability to swim is a basic life skill and not having this skill becomes a public health concern.