More Than Black Girl Magic

African American women inspired with their magical performances at the 2016 Olympic Games, but how can we translate their success into social change?

Our Impact at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

As the world watched the 2016 Olympic Games, LA84 cheered on the achievements of those connected to the Foundation.
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Team USA finishes with record-breaking performance at Rio Games

LA84 celebrated its 30th annual Summer Aquatics in 2016, with more than 10,000 youth ages 7 to 17 participating across 110 pools and 15 municipalities in Los Angeles County. Summer Swim was established shortly after the Foundation’s inception to give swim lessons and teach water safety to children in communities with previously lower levels of swimming ability and participation in the pool. Months of hard work and staying active culminated in August with the Swim and Diving Festival at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and the Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming Festival at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatic Center. More than 1,500 youth took part in the four different events at the festivals, which saw athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents and even an Olympic gold medalist come together for a day of friendly competition and fun in the pool.

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INTERVIEW: We chatted with five-time Olympic gold medalist
Gary Hall, Jr. at the LA84 Summer Swim and Dive Festival about the impact of LA84.
INTERVIEW: Water polo coach Josh Cheng talks about the importance of LA84’s Summer Swim program and the power of coaching.

LA84 Summit: Playing Forward

Join with us, Casey Wasserman, Olympians Janet Evans, Brenda Villa, Gary Hall, Jr. and Benita Fitzgerald Mosley; Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille, our LA84 Youth Ambassadors and more than 300 civic leaders, sports executives, foundation leaders and national experts at our 5th Annual Youth Sports Summit to share collective thinking and best practices on how we can continue our work to level and elevate the field of youth sports.
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