Make The Promise
With the recent news on COVID-19, as a socially and health-conscious business, we have postponed our swim program until further notice.
Lamonier had been working as a swimming instructor for nine years in New York before she decided to launch her own company, Black People Will Swim (BPWS).
Last year, Pine-Sol and ESSENCE awarded $250,000 to 10 Black women entrepreneurs through the Build Your Legacy Contest! Now we’re back for year two, and had to check in with our 2020 grand prize winners.
Being an entrepreneur is hard enough, but when you’re a member of a minority group the challenges of launching and maintaining a successful business are even greater.
Swim teacher and multimedia journalist, Paulana Lamonier, set up Black People Will Swim with one purpose; to eradicate the stereotype that Black people don’t swim.
64 percent of African American children have low or no swimming ability.It’s a statistic that Paulana Lamonier, CEO and founder of Black People Will Swim, is striving to change.
Marysol Castro spoke with swim coach and founder of Black People Will Swim, Paulana Lamonier, about her mission and why it means so much to her.
Paulana is a multimedia journalist and founder of Black People Will Swim ~ a company on a mission to smash the stereotype that Black people don’t swim.
We’ve all heard the saying “Black people don’t swim” before, but it’s worth noting that statement is far from the truth. For years, the well-known stereotype has perpetuated the racial...
Paulana Lamonier was certainly on to something when she launched her company Black People Will Swim in 2019.
When it comes to Black women changing the game and making a difference, its Paulana Lamonier for me. For decades, the idea of Black people swimming has been quite taboo.
Black People Will Swim aims to dismantle the long-standing myth that Black people can't swim using everything from private swim lessons to haircare classes for protecting Black hair in the water.
Black People Will Swim was started by journalist Paulana Lamonier with the mission to dismantle stereotypes around Black people swimming.
Check out the video of ESSENCE and Pine-Sol's Build Your Legacy Contest Semi-Finalist, Paulana Lamonier of Black People Will Swim. Vote today!
Pine-Sol and ESSENCE partnered to celebrate and uplift black women in business with the “Build Your Legacy” contest
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