Changing the Color of Aquatics: Working Backwards to Staff Your Swim Lessons

A case study from City of Charleston, SC

Time: 26 minutes
In-service/Continuing Education credit: .5 hour

To gain more community involvement in programs, the City of Charleston Aquatics staff is taking a crazy idea and making it work. 

By looking at things from a different perspective, they are giving more opportunities to the black community in Charleston, South Carolina. 

The program they developed is challenging the notion that black kids don't teaching the community to teach each other.


Basir Robertson
MLK Pool Manager
City of Charleston Recreation 

JJ Ayers-Millar
Aquatics Manager
City of Charleston Recreation