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LONG ISLAND — One Long Island woman is making it her mission to teach 2,020 Black people how to swim this year, in hopes of smashing the stereotype that Black people cannot swim.

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.

Plus, Black People Will Swim is now one of three semi-finalists in Essence’s Build Your Legacy contest. Vote for the initiative here.