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Black People Will Swim, an Organization on the Rise, Making a Difference
Paulana Lamonier has made a home around the pool. Now she is doing the same for others. Lamonier started an organization called Black People Will Swim, with an aim at breaking down stereotypes. It started with a lesson for 30 people in New York.
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Ways To Support Your Community - Get Inspired With These 4 Empowering Stories
As a gamechanger in the Greater New York Area, Paulana works with her organization, Black People Will Swim, to smash the stereotype that Black people don’t swim.
These 2 Businesses Are Finding Success by Smashing Stereotypes
Lamonier founded her company, Black People Will Swim, to not only teach members of the community to feel comfortable in the water but also address the racism that’s preventing so many people from learning that skill.
5 Black-Owned Organizations Providing Swim Lessons Specifically For Black People
Travel Noire rounded up a list of Black-owned organizations that provide swim lessons for Black communities.
How three locals are making a difference in their neighborhoods
PIX11 spoke with the founders of Black People Will Swim, Bundles of Joy NY, and Dancing Dreams about the differences they’re making in their neighborhoods.
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Confronting Stereotypes Through Swim Lessons
Paulana Lamonier, founder of Black People Will Swim, joins us to discuss confronting stereotypes about Black people and swimming.
Black People Will Swim’s Paulana Lamonier Is Breaking Barriers
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.
This Program Is Encouraging Black People To Swim More This Summer
Black People Will Swim was started by journalist Paulana Lamonier with the mission to dismantle stereotypes around Black people swimming.