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Smashing Stereotypes

Black People Will Swim's sole mission is simple: It's smashing the stereotype that Black people don’t swim. We aim to do this through several ways by using the acronym F.A.C.E. — fun, awareness, community, and education — and encouraging our community to (italicize) face (italicize) their fears.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Black People Will Swim only for Black people?

No, however, we understand why one would ask this question. We teach everyone how to swim. However, our focus and specialty are empowering the Black community and smashing the stereotypes that have a long-lasting ripple effect on our community for decades.

What age groups do you teach?

We serve and teach all age groups. We have certified instructors to teach intellectually-disabled people as well!

When will classes start?

Due to COVID-19, we have postponed our classes until further notice. While certain cities are opening in phases, it is vital that we do not put swimmers’ health, our staff, and instructors at risk.

Do you plan on expanding to other cities?

We will be expanding to other cities around the US. However, we are currently focusing on our launch in NYC, so sign up for email updates to be notified when we come to your city!

Make the promise

Sometimes all you need to do is take the first step.

Make this promise to yourself and your family that you will learn how to swim!



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