Black Male Swimmers. Cullen Jones may be the most famous black male swimmer but there are other black male swimmers out there so we decided to update this post to give you a list of ten black guys who saw action in college and international swimming competitions. Let’s begin with:
1. Abdourahman Osman is a freestyle specialist from Djibouti who competed in the 2012 London Olympics.
2. Anthony Ervin is the first swimmer of African-American descent (his dad is Native American and African American) to medal in the Olympics. He earned a gold medal in the men’s 50-meter freestyle and a silver medal as a member of the 4×100 freestyle U.S. relay team.
3. Brett and Shaune Fraser. These hunky swimming brothers have been representing their native Cayman Islands in the Olympics and other international competitions.
4. Dax Hill. If we are looking for a black male swimmer who will follow in the footsteps of Cullen Jones, our best bet would be NCAA champion Dax Hill.
5. Jackson Niyomugabo represented Rwanda in the London 2012 Olympics.
6. Adama Ouedraogo competed in the London 2012 50-meter freestyle event for Burkina Faso.
7. Rony Bakale (also known as Emile Bakale) was the flagbearer for Congo at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.
8. Christian Nassif represented the Central African Republic in London 2012 as well as the 2013 World Aquatics Championships.
9. Ganzi Mugula. Ugandan swimmer Ganzi Mugula was his country’s flagbearer during the London Olympic Games. He also represented Uganda in the World Championships (2003, 2009), Commonwealth Games (2010), and Short Course Worlds (2012).
10. Zane Jordan represented Zambia in the 2008 as well as 2012 Olympic Games.
11. Malick Fall represented Senegal in several Olympic Games, World Championships, African Games (where he bagged 2 silver and 4 bronze medals), and the African Swimming Championships (where he collected a total of 5 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals).
ORIGINAL POST: Black Male Swimmers: 16 December 2009
Who says black guys can’t swim? Not American swimmer Cullen Jones. And he’s not just a swimmer. He is, in fact, an Olympic gold medalist (Beijing 2008, 4×100 freestyle). So enough with the “black men can’t swim” jokes, okay? More photos of Cullen and his wiki info after the jump.
Wikipedia entry on Cullen Jones:
Jones is the first African-American to hold or share a world record (4×100 m freestyle relay) in swimming. He is also the third African-American to make the US Olympic swimming team after Anthony Ervin and Maritza Correia. At the 2008 Olympic swimming trials, Jones broke the American record in the 50 meter freestyle with a time of 21.59. The record was subsequently broken the next day by Garrett Weber-Gale. In the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he won a gold medal in the 4×100 m freestyle relay in a world record time of 3:08.24 with Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak and Garrett Weber-Gale.
Who do you think would be the next black swimmer who will follow in Cullen’s footsteps?
Black Male Swimmers: List of Olympians + College Swim Hunks. Posted 19 July 2014. Last updated: March 10, 2020 at 17:17 pm.