St. Kitts and Nevis (Sports Page) – The second phase of the Swim to win program, will be launched on Sunday 9th May.
This was revealed by one of the coordinators of the program, Ms. Terri Andrews, in an exclusive interview with NTV Sports, on Wednesday 21st April.
Interested persons can now register at the Department of Sports, at a mere cost of $120.00 EC, which will effectively cover the period of six weeks, from 9th May to 13th June.
The program seeks to develop and train swim instructors, who are able to teach proper swimming techniques to persons who cannot swim.
‘The program caters for persons ranging from age 6 to 106,’ said Ms. Andrews.
She pointed out that it has been discovered, that too many persons on the island are literally afraid of the water.
The program will help participants get over the fear of the water and actually start to enjoy it for what it is worth.
She pointed to the fact that shark attacks are rare, but drowning incidents are more common, hence it augers well for persons to learn to swim.
Additionally, she stated that the participants will learn to swim in a safe environment, with trained land and water volunteers and under the guidance of top level swimming instructors.
Currently the swim to win Sundays, are ongoing and the emphasis is on family fun and fitness.
In June, professional swim coach, Anne Mc Clindon will return to Nevis, to conduct another training stint for Swim instructors. Following that, there will be a three weeks Christena swim camp for children. The stated goal is to teach at least 250 children and adults to swim.