Harlem Honey and Bears Swim Team

Picture of seniors swimming

Formed in 1979, the Harlem Honeys and Bears Swim team was created to teach senior citizens ages 64 and over, how to survive in the water, as a therapy for chronic illness, and to promote health and wellness in general.  

Now this program has spread out to other Boroughs in the New York City area. The team has won state level and national championships and is know for their synchronized swim exhibits and competitions in national senior programs. HH&B also has a Youth Learn to Swim program to help minority youth stay safe in the water.