Maritza Correia McClendon: Mother, Wife, Mentor, Icon
Growing up an African-American female swimmer, Maritza Correia McClendon lacked an idol in the sport who looked like her.
Black History Month: Cullen Jones Determined to Earn Degree, Make Next Olympic Team
Getting his degree and getting on the Olympic team had equal priority for Cullen Jones when he decided last fall to stay in the sport.
Black History Month: Sabir Muhammad Honors His African-American Swim Roots
As far back as when he was a youngster accompanying his mother to a local swimming pool where she worked as a locker room attendant, Sabir Muhammad has been working toward an unselfish goal.
Black History Month: 20 Question Tuesday with Maritza (Correia) McClendon
Maritza (Correia) McClendon made the news last year as her journey of a pioneer harvested the reward she always hoped for when Simone Manuel won the first Olympic gold by an African-American woman in an individual event. She reflects on that and more in this week's 20 Question Tuesday.
Black History Month: From Yard Lines to Lanelines
Sammy Joseph, brother of Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, shares his experience as the strength coach for The Woodlands Swim Team, and what he learned from his NFL Head Coach sibling, after a career in football.
Black History Month: After Inspirational Swim, Manuel Now Looking Forward to NCAAs
Moments after becoming the first African-American female swimmer to win Olympic gold in an individual event, Simone Manuel said she hoped her performance helped inspire people to reach goals they previously thought were unreachable.
Former National Teamer BJ Johnson Now Working on Cleaner-Burning Diesel Engine
During his swimming career, BJ Johnson expended a great deal of energy with each stroke and kick.
Ball State Swimmer Chase Jackson Inspired by Cullen Jones
On August 11, 2008, Chase Jackson’s perspective as a competitive swimmer changed forever.