On a recent Sunday, G Wright Muir and her son went to a pool near their Florida home to swim laps. This week on Only A Game, the story of the racism they encountered — and the discrimination Black swimmers face. Also, how the second deadliest day in New York City history and a creative Australian helped make swimming more accessible for women. Plus, do you really have to wait an hour after eating before going in the water? And, the story of an all-women sailing team and the 750-mile Race to Alaska. Join us!
'Are We Going To Become Hashtags?' Racism At A Florida Pool
G Wright Muir and her son were swimming laps. Then the police arrived.
A Deadly Disaster, A Daring Australian — And Modern Women's Swimwear
A boat fire and a fashionable innovation helped open swimming to women.
Enjoy Your Pre-Swim Sandwich — Without Fear Of Death By Cramp
Why did people believe that getting in the water too soon after eating was dangerous?
Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen and Charlie discuss the resumption of NBA play ... and Sports Illustrated's new supplements.
The All-Women Sailing Crew That Beat The Men In The 2018 'Race To Alaska'
Jeanne Goussev was frustrated. Then she was asked to enter a 750-mile race.
This program aired on August 1, 2020.