Through an inspiring collective of artists, swimming champions, aquatic activists, researchers and scholars, POOL invites visitors to challenge personal assumptions about the act of swimming together.
It encourages the examination of the role of public space in civic life today and in the building of healthy communities and a more just world. People such as swimming champions Cullen Jones, Maritza Correia McClendon, Simone Manuel and Sabir Muhammad, and aquatic activists, researchers and scholars such as Ed Accura, Naji Ali, Dr. Angela Beale-Tawfeeq, Kevin Colquitt, Malachi and Olivia Cunningham, Dr. Kevin Dawson, Coach Jim Ellis, Rhonda Harper, Dr. Miriam Lynch, Anthony Patterson, Sr., Bruce Wigo, Dr. Jeff Wiltse and the national grassroots network Diversity in Aquatics, Inc. believe the answer to correcting these disparities can be found in making the lifesaving skill of swimming available to all. Collectively, these voices provide personal perspectives of this history and legacy of segregated swimming in America. These are the voices that POOL sets out to amplify.
Listen to our interviews below.