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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 took place 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.