It’s that time of the year again when young aspiring swimmers have a chance to learn and develop the intricacies of the sport, with the National Sports Commission set to unveil the annual Easter swim camp.
Held in partnership with the Ministry of Education’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, the two-week event will commence on March 21 and conclude on April 1.
Flashback! Participants of the 2015 programme in a jubilant mood following the conclusion of the Easter swim camp (Avenash Ramzan file photo)
During the 2015 programme, the camp attracted 50 boys and girls from Georgetown and neighbouring areas, and catered for youths who had no prior experience in a swimming pool.
Youths between the ages of six and 11 attended the two-week course, which was conducted by Cuban coach Isabel Maria Cousa Fals and three local instructors.
The youngsters were divided into two groups, which were further sub-divided into smaller groups to facilitate quality supervision. Sessions were conducted in the mornings from 09:30h to 11:30h, with the two groups allotted one hour each.
Upon completion of the programme, the participants were presented with certificates, and those who impressed the coaches were recommended to join the six-week camp in August at the same venue.
Persons interested in signing up for this year’s camp are advised to make contact with Desiree Cummings at the Colgrain Swimming Pool on Camp Street on telephone number 226-0387 or Onieka Johnson at the National Aquatic Centre at Liliendaal on telephone number 222-1306 for the necessary information, between 08:30h to 16:00h on weekdays.
Of point to note, children will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and it is important for parents to walk with the registrants’ birth certificate.