THe Nile Swim Club is the nation’s first African American owned
private swim club. THey have announced that it has launched
a whopping $5 million expansion program involving other
amenities like the construction of 3 heated pools, an 18-hole miniature
golf course, a 150 seat banquet facility, and a fitness center as
well as basketball and tennis courts. (Wow! That’s really diverse.
That’s very convenient for those who want to add
other sports to their resume. So its like the perfect setup,
getting more access to sports at one place. Bravo Brilliant!)
The swim club is located in Pennsylvania and began
1958, a time era when Black people were denied admission
and membership ot the racilly exclusive and currently
defunct, Yeadon Swim Club.
( Well, definitely The Yeadon Swim Club is too shame.
They went on and started their own club because they
don’t need The Yeadon Swim Club. They still made it, but ofcourse.)
THe swim club’s opening was a very important story
of African American economic self-determination and
attracted alot of media coverage and got Harry Belafonte
and Motown’s Supremes to notice them.
Today, the club owns a 4.5 acre parcel of land and
has a membership of 210 families. The new faculty is being
designed by Buell Kratzer Powell LTD and Synterra LTD,
a African American owned landscape design firm. The facility
is planned to be complete in 2008.
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