Swim cap for Black hair gets race approval after Olympic banSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A cap designed for Black swimmers’ natural hair that was banned from the Tokyo Olympics has been approved for competitive races.
Dearing, who brought swimming diversity debate, loses raceAugust 4, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Coming into the Olympics, Alice Dearing made a huge impact in the debate over ways to make swimming a more diverse sport.
She had hoped to further her efforts with a strong performance in Tokyo Bay, but it wasn’t to be.
Ban on ‘Soul Cap’ spotlights lack of diversity in swimmingAugust 1, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Alice Dearing has an afro, a voluminous puff nearly impossible to protect in most swimming caps. Her hair shrinks if it gets wet. And the chlorine? The chemicals in a pool can cause severe damage that requires substantial time and money to treat.