Rave Of The Week – Swim for Life

Rave Of The Week!!! Rave of the week is a new, weekly feature on I Love Durban.co.za This feature is to highlight the amazing people, companies and good deeds being done in and around our city to improve it. With the Rave, we can create more awareness and try to gain more support for such […]

Rave Of The Week!!!

Rave of the week is a new, weekly feature on I Love Durban.co.za

This feature is to highlight the amazing people, companies and good deeds being done in and around our city to improve it. With the Rave, we can create more awareness and try to gain more support for such deeds.

Swim For Life Initiative In Durban

Swimming is a life skill that could save a number of lives, especially in rural areas where children often drown in nearby rivers. Mr. Price Sport,  Durban Green Corridor and South African swimming legend Roland Schoeman have teamed up to bring “Swim For Life,” an initiative to teach rural children to swim.

This wonderful programme  was launched at eNanda Adventures, Inanda Dam on Tuesday 14th October 2014.  By  giving underprivileged children, who live near open water, the opportunity to learn the basics of swimming it will not only help children become more aware about water safety which is a massive issue in rural areas, but will also give them the opportunity to learn a life skill that many take for granted.

Learn To Swim Kids Getting Into The Pools
Learn To Swim Kids Getting Into The Pools

On the day of the launch little ones took to the water, some with great gusto and some reluctantly, in sponsored inflatable pools. With over two hundred children from four local schools in the Inanda area that will take part in this life-changing programme, many lives will saved by this initiative.

By learning how to swim, these children are not only saved from drowning, but also get to enjoy the cool and inviting waters of beautiful dams and rivers.

Some Excited Little Ones On Their First Swimming Lesson
Some Excited Little Ones On Their First Swimming Lesson

Anna da Graca, the marketing manager for Durban Green Corridor said, ” The Learn To Swim programme fits beautifully with our own aims and ambitions  of making a difference to the lives of local people living within the valley. This is why we are supporting the programmme by offering eNanda Adventures as the venue for the first run, as well as using our strong links to the local community to get their buy in and find children from schools that still need to develop this key life skill.”

A Brave Little man Is All Smiles In The Water
A Brave Little man Is All Smiles In The Water

We absolutely love this initiative. Thank you Mr. Price Sport, Durban Green Corridor and Roland Schoeman for assisting in saving so many precious little lives in our wonderful city. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below.