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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jamal Hill. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jamal Hill, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jamal Hill. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jamal Hill, often where they are interviewed.

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7: Accepting Your Limitations - An Interview with Jamal Hill

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In this episode, Jamal Hill discusses his experience with Charcot- Marie- Tooth disease and how it has affected his body, impacted his dreams as an Olympic hopeful and the life lessons he has learned along the way.
Jamal Hill is an American Paralympic Swimmer & self proclaimed Aqua-preneur. He was diagnosed with Charcot- Marie- Tooth 1X, and has used his condition as a form of empowerment instead of impairment. Leading into the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games, Jamal is ranked #1 in the nation for several individual events. Jamal’s brand, ‘ Swim Up Hill ‘ has a mission to teach 1,000,000 people to swim and to inspire millions more through community impact and tech integration. 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/swimuphill?lang=en
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Nov 09 2020 · 1hr 14mins
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Episode 46: Swimming While Black with Jamal Hill

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“Anti-Blackness is woven into the fabric of our society” - Jamal Hill

In what might be one of our most self-reflective episodes yet, for the last installment of Swimming Week Johanna and Derek are joined by Jamal Hill, a Black Paralympic swimmer who is currently training for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. We talk to Jamal about what it was like growing up not only as a Black person in the US—where he suggested he only felt comfortable speaking openly about his feelings about racism in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in 2020—but as a black swimmer with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in a predominantly white sport. Jamal credits the YMCA in providing opportunities for Black and other minoritized Americans to learn how to swim, and discusses the challenges that CMT poses for his training and the importance of advocating for sporting opportunities for children with disabilities. Importantly, Jamal’s grasp of the broader, 600+ year history of Black swimming thanks to Kevin Dawson and Jeff Wiltse’s historical works, underpins his perspective on the extent to which American swim has or has not changed (hint: not much).

In the second half of the episode, Jamal shares his thoughts on a wide variety of topics, from what it meant to learn about and present to public audiences on IG TV about Dawson’s historical work on the African diaspora’s rich aquatics history, to the limitations of white swimmers’ activism today (with huge props to Simone Manuel, Naomi Osaka, and others). He moreover offered a compelling perspective about elite swimming’s future in the US: should it remain an NCAA sport when it does not generate revenue, or should swimmers branch out and pursue different training opportunities beyond the college model? You might be surprised at his answer!

You can find Jamal Hill on Instagram @swimuphill and on Twitter @swimuphill, and his foundation to teach one million children how to swim, Swim Up Hill, here.

Jamal Hill’s fantastic IG TV video for the USA Master’s Swimming Instagram account can be found here.

Jamal references Kevin Dawson’s Undercurrents of Power: Aquatic Culture in the African Diaspora, which can be found here, and also Jeff Wiltse’s Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America, here.

For a transcription of this episode, please click here. (Credit @punkademic)

After listening to the episode, check out our most recent pieces:

“Red-Scare Rhetoric Isn’t Gone From Histories of American Sport” in Jacobin Magazine

"Canceling the College-Football Season Isn't Enough" published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“'We are being gaslit': College football and Covid-19 are imperiling athletes” in The Guardian

“Canceling the college football season is about union busting, not health” also in The Guardian


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Sep 17 2020 · 1hr 17mins

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Easy Speed + Peaceful Warrior - Jamal Hill

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From a young age, Hill had a feeling that his body was different. He struggled with some basic movements and was hospitalized for a few weeks as a young boy after becoming paralyzed when he got the flu. It wasn’t until he was 23 that his parents told him specifically that he had a condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a neurological condition that affects the muscles in his arms and legs. CMT threatened to alter Jamal’s entire life, including his passion for swimming. But through sheer will, faith, and determination Jamal has not only, over the years, regained his mobility, but he is also at the top of his game as a competitive swimmer. At the age of 24, the Los Angeles native is ranked number one in the U.S. Paralympic 100 Free and number 22 in the world! As a result, he hopes to head to Tokyo as a member of the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Swim Team to bring home the gold. Jamal’s passion for swimming extends well beyond his personal and professional goals for Tokyo 2020 (20ONE). The latest statistics from the World Health Organization show that roughly 360,000 people lost their lives to drowning in 2016. In the U.S., drowning ranks fifth among the causes of unintentional injury death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an attempt to lower the global drowning rate, Jamal recently began an initiative to teach One Million people to swim through private trainings, sponsors, and a digital swim school platform. This movement is Swim Up Hill.

Connect with Jamal:

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- Facebook

- Instagram

- Twitter

- Email

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Sep 08 2020 · 1hr 18mins
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Upper Left Performance #22 Black Lives Matter Zoom Call w/ Jamal Hill Richardson-Albini & Brenan Ghassemieh

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I run a weekly Zoom Call for coaches, which is open to all (sign up via the link in my bio on IG). This past week was a massively important call discussing the Black Lives Matter movement and I felt it necessary to post the audio on the podcast.

It's not often you have your perception completely altered in a weekend, but when Jamal and Brenan share stuff like this...just wow.

We have so much work to do to right a lot of wrongs. "What can I do?" is something I'll be trying to answer over the next several weeks and then take action on for the rest of my life. I hope many of you feel compelled to do the same after listening.

Jun 10 2020 · 1hr 18mins

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Upper Left Performance #16 Jamal Hill Richardson-Albini - Finding Flow State in the Fight Game, Balancing Stressors as a MMA Fighter

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Jamal Hill Richardson-Albini is a world champion Karate and Kickboxing martial artist. He is also a strength coach, former division one basketball player and business owner. So he has a lot of stories and we had a lot of time to sit back and kick it at his gym, Prevail Fitness in Laguna Beach this past month.

Jamal gave me the run down on his athletic career and motivations, learning to find his ideal flow state before fights (it took him some tinkering with his walk-in music to get the right vibe), and what the flow state means to each individual. We also dove down the rabbit hole in regard to the training schedules of MMA fighters and just how insane they are, which led into some really interesting places.

Jamal has been a good friend for a few years now and I love talking training with him. He is very meticulous in his approach yet knows when to turn his brain off and compete, a rare find in our world.

Jamal can be found on IG @jamal_pinokio

You can check out his gym Prevail Strength on IG @prevailstrength



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May 11 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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EP242: Practice Makes Perfect: What it Takes to Be a National Paralympic Champion with Jamal Hill

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Can you imagine being diagnosed with a rare, hereditary disease that affects your nerves and your ability to control your muscles? What about getting the news when swimming competitively is your passion? Most people would consider this uphill battle to be more than they could handle but not Drew’s guest, Jamal Hill. Jamal is currently training for the 2020 Paralympics and holds the national record for 50M and 100M freestyle races. He is the President and Founder of the Swim Uphill Foundation. The foundation has the grand goal of teaching over 1-million people to swim with a program Jamal designed. During this podcast, Jamal shares with Drew his history, what he is doing now, and his big plans for the future. His tenacity for achievement and affinity for entrepreneurial endeavors make this athlete one to watch and listen to. 

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Key Takeaways:

[5:10] How Jamal helped actor Terry Crews learn to swim. 

[6:31] Jamal was told that he had the rare, hereditary, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease at age ten. 

[15:24] Jamal shares the reasons he feels shame about his condition, even after becoming an accomplished athlete.

[18:01] The technique’s Jamal and his coaches use to make him a national champion swimmer. 

[27:26] Jamal has big plans for 2020, 2024, and 2028. He shares how he plans to make it to the podium and teach 1-million people to swim.

[33:27] How Jamal’s team handles the nutritional component of his training regime.

[37:48] How Paralympic athletes are grouped and where Jamal’s special abilities fit into the competition. 

[41:45] The Swim Up Hill Foundation has a mission to teach 1-million people to swim. 


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Apr 07 2020 · 51mins
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Jamal Hill

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Jamal Hill was ten years old when all of a sudden he lost the use of his lower arms and lower legs. It turned out that he had a genetic disease called CMT that affected his extremities. For years he was embarrassed about having the disease and told no one. At the age of 23, the long-time swimmer decided to go for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo swimming the 50 and 100 free and the 100 backstroke.

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Feb 10 2020 · 32mins
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Ed Accura interviews Team USA's Jamal Hill

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On my journey to find the truth as to why a disproportionate amount of black people and ethnic minorities can't and don't swim, I have the pleasure of asking swimmer Jamal Hill some sensitive and difficult questions.
Oct 23 2019 · 23mins
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Ed Accura interviews Team USA's Jamal Hill

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On my journey to find the truth as to why a disproportionate amount of black people and ethnic minorities can't and don't swim, I have the pleasure of asking swimmer Jamal Hill some sensitive and difficult questions.
Oct 23 2019 · 23mins
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EP. 56 Jamal Hill, Paralympic Champion Swimmer

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This week’s Episode 56 of Real Black News features Paralympic champion swimmer Jamal Hill discussing life training for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, being diagnosed with and hiding his hereditary neurological condition, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), and his plan to teach one million people to swim. Entertainment journalist Ronda Racha Penrice joins “The Screen Grab” to talk about Hustlers, The Urbanworld Film Festival, and Tyler Perry. While investment specialist and the CEO of Kids Who Bank, Jatali Bellanton, discusses robo financial advisors. Other topics include Nigeria, black gun groups, and the cure for malaria.

Sep 15 2019 · 1hr 18mins