Swimmer who claims Native ancestry qualifies for Olympic team

Anthony Ervin, a swimmer who claims Native American ancestry, qualified for a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.

According to his official website, Ervin's father is Native American and African-American. He doesn't state his tribal affiliation, if any.

Ervin is one of three swimmers of African-American heritage on the Olympic team.

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