Paulana Lamonier

Founder of Black People Will Swim

Paulana (rhymes with Moana) is a Haitian-American, and an American Red Cross certified swim instructor and lifeguard for the past 10 years. Her sole mission is helping people conquer their fears and learn how to swim.  Outside of running BPWS, she’s a multimedia journalist, sharing her dynamic storytelling with publications like Forbes, Fast Company, Complex and Shondaland.