Ludacris, Maritza Correia, Cullen Jones

Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and The Ludacris Foundation teamed up with the DeKalb Aquatics team to support the USA Swimming Foundation's 'Make a Splash Initiative' in Atlanta on Saturday, April 30, at the Carrie Steele Pitts Life Learning Center.

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Keri Hilson

Ludacris invited singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, Olympic Gold medalist Cullen Jones, Olympic swimmer Maritza Correia, actor Blake Michael and 100 Atlanta elementary school and middle school students.

Ludacris Hosts Make a Splash Initiative

Here, Cullen Jones, center, and Maritza Correia, holding her son at right, give the children water safety tips.

Ludacris Hosts Make a Splash Initiative

The children enjoyed swimming with Chris, Cullen and Correia who engaged the swimmers with a cannonball contest and a relay race. Each child's skill level was assessed by the DeKalb Aquatics Team instructors and grouped accordingly.

Ludacris Hosts Make a Splash Initiative

Ludacris demonstrates his side stroke swim technique.

Ludacris Hosts Make a Splash Initiative

Chris was the most popular star in the pool. Children naturally gravitate toward him!

Rowdy Gaines, Keri Hilson, Blake Michael

Rowdy Gaines, Keri Hilson and Blake Michael gave the children an inspirational talk about swimming and water safety, perseverance, and goal-setting. The Olympic swimmers and the DeKalb Aquatics team held a discussion panel that included tips on key topics Swim to Live, Get fit, Have fun and Stay safe.

Blake Michaeltakes a selfie

Blake Michael and the other stars posed for photos with the children who each got a chance to wear Olympic gold medals in the pictures.

Ludacris Hosts Make a Splash Initiative

Keri, who is currently single, attracted a lot of attention from the guys even though she forgot to bring her bikini.

Keri Hilson and publicist Barry Florence

Keri Hilson posed with Public Relations Guru Barry Florence. Keri forgot to bring her bikini.

Roberta Shields of the Ludacris Foundation

The Ludacris Foundation is headed by Luda's mom Roberta Shields.

Thanks to PR Guru Barry Florence for the invitation and the information.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

  • That’s Interesting

    I don't think she forgot her swim suit. She just didn't want to. I can't say I blame her.

  • product of 79

    Good job Luda? he always give back and holds the kids dwn ? Ms.Keri bahbie look cute.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Awesome

  • Finding Forever…

    Black Folks Swim, too ;)...Dispel Some Myths...If that's his mom in the last pic--WOOOOOW, he looks just like her (I've never seen her before, that I can recall)...Young Lookin' Momma... Goooo Momma Luda ;)

  • Hugga Bunch

    Luda looks great w/a beard.
    Love Keri's sun kissed skin, but where is Serge and his fine a** self?!

  • Dakota H

    Beautiful black men and Keri looking hot too?
    @ Hugga bunch I thought him and Keri broke up?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She didn't read the post, chile.

  • Lou levy

    Keri looks beautiful as always, wonderful post. Are dudes tattooing
    Their eyebrows a thing now?

  • Alisa

    Mr. PR Guru is quite handsome. Oh, Good job Luda did I mention the handsome PR oh yeah I did ..lol

  • ouzad D

    Olympic Gold medalist Cullen Jones eyebrows are arched for the God's

  • Tammie Reed

    I used to be an avid swimmer! I just hate the after effects of having to do my hair, one main reason I stopped but Its a great workout for sure and you can drop mad weight!

  • Sexy CJ

    The Ludacris Foundation teamed up with the DeKalb Aquatics team to support the USA Swimming Foundation’s ‘Make a Splash Initiative’ in Atlanta on Saturday, April 30, at the Carrie Steele Pitts Life Learning Center.

    Olympic swimmers and the DeKalb Aquatics team held a discussion panel that included tips on key topics Swim to Live, Get fit, Have fun and Stay safe.................

  • Sexy CJ

    ***********

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Can you post a story about Keri and her African nba player breaking up? I know she was going through it with him.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Sandra said they broke up. She was crying 7 whole days like Toni Braxton over him.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He's very nice, too. He looks out for the underdog.

  • KB

    KUDOS! This seems to have been a fun and wonderful experience for all involved and an excellent initiative to bring the young community together to build confidence and awareness. Nice job!!!

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  • Mel

    Keri is gorge

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Nice.

  • Shana

    I was at a Thunder game in October '15 in OKC and saw Keri Hilson rather close. She is very pretty; like plain Jane pretty, not cake face contour pretty. Her skin was flawless, she had her hair braided like in the photo above, and she is so teeny tiny skinny.
    She's talented and gorgeous and she's got standards - Go Keri!

  • Cricket404

    I've been to celebrity endorsed functions and the celebs are all rah-rah but lack general knowledge of what they are supporting. Ijs.

  • Candance

    This was a really good story! I love the positivity!!!!!