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. 

Where are you offering classes?

We are currently offering classes in Brooklyn, New York!

What age groups do you teach?

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

What should I bring for swim class?

Bring a bathing suit, swim cap, and a towel. If you don't have a swim cap and goggles, we have a merchandise shop where you can buy it from us. 

Do you offer refunds?

We do not offer refunds at the moment. Only credits.

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!

I would like to be a swim instructor. How can I join the Black People Will Swim team as an instructor? 

Yes, we’re always looking for certified instructors. See below for next steps:

  1. Click here to go to our instructor directory 

  2. Click add entry

  3. Email your resume and certifications to BlackPeopleWillSwim@gmail.com

I am based outside of New York. Should I sign up for swim lessons? 

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!

How can I support the BPWS mission and purpose?

There are a number of ways you can support us! join the #SwimFam!

 

  1. #SwimFam — Join the #SwimFam by following us on our social media platforms and signing up for our newsletter on the bottom of the homepage.                                        

  2. Make a Promise — Make the commitment to yourself, family, and friends that you’ll learn how to swim.

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

CONTACT

Locations:

Brooklyn & Long Island, NY

Got a question?

Head over to our FAQ page

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