IABT Combats Childhood Obesity Through Swimming

IABT Combats Childhood Obesity through Swimming

OIMG_5578ne in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active.

Make a difference for kids: spread the word about strategies for preventing childhood obesity and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved (

How can National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month make a difference?

We can all usIMG_5129.largee this month to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic and show people how they can take steps toward a solution. The IABT Junior Tri Club encourage youth to begin combating obesity through multi-disciplined sports. One of those disciplines include swimming. Swimming is an exercise that benefits the entire mind, body, soul, and spirit. Swimming helps those who are identified as obese, find a way to get moving without being faced with injury or despair. Swimming is also an excellent cross trainer for those with an injury.

Most you do not swim because they do not know how to swim. We are weeks remove from the Rio Olympics and the USA Team did an amazing job in the swimming discipline. There are young hopefuls in every city and in every home but they lack the skills within them to reach their dreams and goals. This is where you come in and clubs like the IABT Junior Tri Club under The International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT).

Start today. Act now. Don’t put off tomorrow what can be a life saving skill today. Learn more about IABT Junior Tri Club at

IABT and its Junior Tri Club encourages you to begin moving with swimming. #ItstheIABTWay


Dr. Tekemia Dorsey

Executive Director, IABT

USAT Tri Club Advisor/Coach



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