Thirty-six-year-old Sabir Muhammad of Southwest Atlanta was the first black professional swimmer to set an American record. While swimming for the Atlanta Dolphins swim team, Muhammad broke records in the U.S. short-course 50- and 100-meter freestyle events. Muhammad was an inner-city kid who practiced at the Adamsville pool under the direction of swim coach Tommy Jackson.


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