However, Black people are notoriously nautically challenged, as the trials and tribulations of entering any body of water - whether it be a lake, ocean, bathtub or natatorium - is one of the ultimate conundrums for our melanin- enhanced friends.
There is a paucity of Black people at beaches and swimming pools - especially among college swimming teams - and this trend shows no sign of change.
Perhaps no video showcases Black people's frustration with water better than Eric "The Eel" Moussambani at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Nearly drowning, Moussambani epitomizes why Black people don't like swimming and what transpires when Black people are confronted by the complexities of the pool.
Eric the Eel can be viewed here.