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If You Swim In Chlorine, Your Skin Will Bleach, Then You Can Swim At The Valley Swim Club In Philly

July 10, 2009

It’s summer time and too hot for this “S**T”!

More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason.

I heard this lady, she was like, Uh, what are all these black kids doing here? Shes like, Im scared they might do something to my child, said camper Dymire Baylor.

The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The Valley Swim Club is a private club that advertises open membership. But the campers first visit to the pool suggested otherwise.

When the minority children got in the pool all of the Caucasian children immediately exited the pool, Horace Gibson, parent of a day camp child, wrote in an email. The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately.

The next day the club told the camp director that the camps membership was being suspended and their money would be refunded.

I said, The parents dont want the refund. They want a place for their children to swim, camp director Aetha Wright said.


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