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*On this date in 2000, the first Black man made the U.S. Olympic Swimming team.
Anthony Ervin of Valencia, Calif., qualified in the men's 50-meter freestyle. The meet occurred at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana. The first Black woman to qualify was Enith Brigtha.
Ervin, (then) 19 years old, also swam on the 400-meter freestyle relay team at the Sydney Games.