ESSENCE x Pine-Sol
"BUILD YOUR LEGACY" CONTEST

Black People Will Swim is a semi-finalist for the

ESSENCE x Pine-Sol "Build Your Legacy" contest.

 

 

The grand prize? $100,000!

 

 

With this grant, we can achieve our goal of teaching 2,020 people by December 2020. 

Read on to learn why and how you can support us. 

ABOUT THE CONTEST

WHY VOTE FOR US?

Pool Facilities

Pool rental fees range from $500 to $2,500 a day! With this grant, we can rent a pool facility without drowning in debt. 

Dream Team

We can hire, certify, and pay people of color to keep BPWS running like a smooth sailing ship. 

Ripple Effect

We can pay it forward and provide scholarships to student-athletes, locally and abroad, who excel in the pool and in the classroom.

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Sharing is Caring!

Let your community know that you are part of this movement and voted for Black People Will Swim.

 

 We're in this together!

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My Swim Story

Being Black isn't monolithic. Neither are our experiences with water. 

Whether it may be good, bad, or indifferent, we want our community to talk about their relationship with swimming. From a near-drowning experience as a kid to growing up surrounded by beaches in the Caribbean, we’re empowering our community with our stories. 

What's your Swim Story?

Use the hashtag #MySwimStory and tell us your relationship with water.

Let's dive right in!

Dominique

Pierre-Louis

"Learning how to swim has been a freeing and liberating experience. Not only for me, but for my family." 

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Yolelda

Ira

"Its never too late to conquer your fears and learn a survival skill. With learning how to swim, I did both."

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DON'T FORGET TO Vote

We need your support! Please vote and share our mission!

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Black People Will Swim’s sole mission is plain and simple: it’s smashing the stereotype that Black people don’t swim.

CONTACT

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Brooklyn & Long Island, NY

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