It’s June in Atlanta and that means swim team. For the second year, the Grant Park Jaguar Sharks in southeast Atlanta are joining the bedlam, donning goggles and scribbling “Eat My Bubbles” on their flesh, all in the name of seeing who can get across the pool fastest. The new swim team boasts only 30 swimmers but what it lacks in bodies it makes up for in aspiration — and coaching. Sabir Muhammad was the first black swimmer to break an American record and became a multiple NCAA champion at Stanford University. Plus, Muhammad, knows something about teaching city kids to swim. He was one, having learned his strokes at a rec program at Atlanta’s Pittman Park pool before joining the City of Atlanta Dolphins. A manager at an Internet company by day, Muhammad founded the Atlanta Swim School, which offers scholarships to needy kids.
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