June 24, 2024

Swimming is getting more diverse, but Howard will be only black college with a team – The Washington Post

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Summer Lewis wanted at least two things out of college: She wanted to go to a historically black school, and she wanted to continue her swimming career. Those two qualifications left her with exactly one option: Howard.
North Carolina A&T’s swimming program will disband after this weekend’s Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association championships. The school’s regular conference, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, does not offer swimming championships, so A&T announced in 2013 that it would replace its women’s swimming team with golf, men’s tennis and women’s soccer programs. The formal end arrives this weekend, leaving Howard’s men’s and women’s teams as the only HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) representatives in collegiate swimming.


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