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Aquatic Knowledge Saves Lives! We Can Help!

Our Mission is to provide access to professional, affordable, and dependable aquatic services to the marginalized community. 

Empowered Swimming Incorporated generates funding to grant scholarship opportunities to those eager to learn how to swim and/or become American Red Cross Lifeguard certified! 

Our mission extends beyond the pool deck and into the community where we host programs and events focused on educating minority communities on the POWER of swimming! 

Our goal is to actively reduce the drowning rate by eliminating every reason why swimming/water safety training would not be a priority for minority families. 

Drowning is 100% preventable, therefore swim lessons should be 100% accessible.

ESI Scholarship

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently NOT processing any submissions at the moment due to the effects the pandemic has had on our business. We will resume processing at a later date. Thank you for your understanding.

The overwhelming majority of drownings are preventable, therefore, as a counter, swim lessons should be 100% accessible.

Congratulations on taking the first step to learning a life-saving skill and challenging the debilitating narrative “Black People Can’t Swim”.


This scholarship provides each eligible recipient up to $500 to go towards aquatic products (swimsuit/trunks, goggles, swim caps) and either swimming lessons ( private or group) or Lifeguard/ Water Safety Instructor training. A representative from Empowered Swimming Inc will work with the recipient to determine what the swimmer's goals are and how to meet them.

Happily Serving OUR Communities


Meet the Team

Taj O.  Founder

Tracey H. Board Member

Ablavi K.

 Board Member

Janae T. 

Swim Coach

Taj O.  Founder

Tracey H.

Board Member

We are thankful to our worldwide partners for their support in our endeavors.


Speedo USA stands with Empowered Swimming Inc to earnestly bridge the gap between communities and inspire people of every demographic to swim. Together we are working to increase minority representation aquatic sports media, provide access to affordable aquatic products, and provide water safety education to the broader community.

Soul Cap, a Black Owned swim cap line, has developed a product specifically for BIG HAIR! Black men and women have historically struggled with caring and maintaining natural hair while swimming. Soul Cap offers a product that is For us By Us and actually works! The entire Empowered Swimming Inc staff has big, bold, naturally black hair, and we all have fallen in love with the Soul Cap. Use our exclusive promo code " EMPOWERED" at checkout and receive 20% off of your purchase! 



Our goal is to actively reduce the drowning rate by eliminating every reason why swimming and water safety training would not be a priority for minority families. Every dollar donated will be used to fund our scholarship program, curate events for the  community, and content create to educate the masses. Drowning is 100% preventable, your contribution will ensure that quality swim programs are 100% accessible. 

We'd Love to Hear From You!