Maritza McClendon

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Maritza McClendon is a modern day pioneer. She was the first African-American woman on the US Olympic Swim Team and is the proud owner of an Olympic Silver Medal. In this podcast we explore her journey to becoming an Olympic  athlete and her experience as an elite black swimmer in an overwhelmingly white swimming culture. We also discuss the disparity in the ability to swim between the black kids versus others and her heroic efforts to eliminate that disparity.