Why are there not many black competitive swimmers?

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Similar to why there's hardly any black competitors for rowing, skiing or horse riding You gotta pay for the opportunity to learn. In countries majority black, fewer people have that privilege (or want to in some cases). So there's a smaller talent pool for the sport. Which in turn means less chance of getting people talented enough to make the Olympics.

With things like running, anyone with legs can try it. More having the opportunity to give it a go= larger talent pool. Which means more chance of at least a few in the population being exceptional at it.

You'll find, Cameroon has waaaay more talented footballers than India. Yet Cameroons population is 23mil and Indias is 1.3 billion. All that matters is how willing a nation is to participate (aka size of the talent pool, not total population)
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They have higher bone density which puts them at a disadvantage for swimming... but helps them with explosive-type sports/events, e.g. basketball, American Football, sprinting, jumping, etc
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Similar to why there's hardly any black competitors for skiing
That is because they have no snowy skiable mountains, non even vaguely close.
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black people have denser bones. also most african nations don't have any focus on swimming. different countries have different sports cultures. how many british people play competitive basketball, and are actually good at it?
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Probably less funding. Swimming requires a pool whereas running doesn't. Apparently Eric "The Eel" Moussambani had to train in a river because there wasn't a 50-metre pool available - that probably contributed to why he took 1:52 to swim 100 metres.
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they're better runners?
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Why do lots of African migrants die in the waters of the Mediterranean? It's the same answer.
That's biologically racist
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That's biologically racist
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They have higher bone density which puts them at a disadvantage for swimming...



We've had white men can't jump

big opportunity here for some kind of sequel ..... how about "Black men can't swim!"

someone needs to pitch it already........
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