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There’s a swim team in Bedstuy, New York called The Piranhas and they’re pretty much amazing.  They were formed in 1997, but what makes this year special is they have 45 swimmers, 18 qualified to compete in the state championship and most of them are African-American. Listen to the audio player to hear brother Jeff Johnson tell the story and explain why black parents need to get their kids swimming as soon as possible in this edition of 3 Things You Should Know. 

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How This Team Proves Black People Do Swim [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]  was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com