PHOENIX, Feb. 20. IN honor of Black History Month, we are publishing a little quiz, largely created by the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
The quiz will test how much you know about black swimmers.
Take this 10 question quiz and send your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first three entrants to get all ten questions correctly will win a special prize from Swimming World and swiminfo.
(Answers will be posted on Saturday, Feb. 23)
1. Who was the first black swimmer to score in an NCAA final?
2. Who was the first black collegiate scholarship swimmer to become a U.S. ambassador?
3. Who was the first African-American scientist to conduct research on the potential for black swimming success?
4. Who was the first black swimmer to make a U.S. national team?
5. Who was the first black swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal?
6. Who would have been the first black swimmer to win Olympic gold, had she not been cheated by the East Germans?
7. Who was the first female black swimmer to final at the NCAAs?
8. Who was the first black swimmer to set an American record?
9. Who was the first black female to make a U.S. national team?
10. Who was the first swimmer of African descent to make the U.S. Olympic team and win an Olympic gold medal?