World-champion swimmer releases book

World-champion swimmer Sabir Muhammad has released his first book, Born to Swim, illustrated by Toni Scott Daniel. It is an autobiographical account of his fear-turned-fascination with water that led him to become a notable swimmer. Muhammad hopes to educate parents about the importance and availability of swimming instruction and inspire kids from all backgrounds to learn to swim. An Atlanta native, Muhammad is a ten-time American record breaker, five-time U.S. Open Champion and 25-time All American and NCAA Champion at Stanford University. Born to Swim is available exclusively at

“I want to share my passion for swimming with parents and kids and describe the benefits every person realizes when they learn to swim,” said Muhammad, “My goal is to encourage children of all ages to learn to swim and dream big.”

To support his mission for Born to Swim, Muhammad has partnered with Atlanta’s Friends of Grant Park Pool to offer swimming lessons. Scholarships are available at every level ranging from ‘parent and infant’ to adult classes.

Swimming lessons are ongoing through June 30, everyday except Fridays and Sundays. Times vary on certain days, but range from: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. A breakdown of the days and times is available on their website

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley is the editor of Atlanta Intown.