Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy is making a difference!
Teaching communities in South Africa to swim.
Proudly partnering with Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation Projects
LEARN TO SWIM DOMINICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (HAMMANSKRAAL)
Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy sends three dedicated instructors three times a week to Hammanskraal to present swimming lessons at no charge to 34 deaf pre-school learners between the ages of 3 – 5-years old.
Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy sponsors this project from own funds which include the fuel and toll fee expenses for the 78km round trip to Hammanskraal and the provision of equipment (kick boards, pool noodles, goggles) and snacks for the kids afterwards. We have also issued the children with free swimming bags and swimming caps.
Claesen's Nederland was so kind to sponsor the kids with very expensive swimming costumes.
The teachers of the school are now also being taught to swim and to teach swimming to ensure this project becomes self-sustainable in future.
LEARN-TO-SWIM HANNAH’S PRAYER LEARNING INSTITUTION (ATTERIDGEVILLE)
These pre-school learners are transported from Atteridgevilleand back with a professional transport company (at Kiddies Aqua own cost) to our facility at the University of Pretoria every Wednesday morning.
There are 40 learners in this swimming program.
The learners were given each a free swim cap and swim bag.
Parents from Atteridgeville are allowed to come and observe how their children are progressing.
Lizette and four instructors from Kiddies Aqua are allocated to this project.
Training of this pre-school’s own teachers will start soon to ensure it becomes self-sustainable in future.
This project will continue for many years to come where we will be investing three hours per week into them.
U/17 & U/19 SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAMS
The South African U-17 and
U-19 Women’s Soccer Teams spent six months every year with Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy learning how to swim.
This project is now in its third year. We teach 15 players every season.
We are investing 90-minutes per week into them.
They have completed the training in October 2018 and a special medal ceremony with a lunch were arranged for them.
They have been issued with
t-shirts, swim caps and swim bags. This together with the medals and lunch were all sponsored by Kiddies Aqua.
Most of these sports ladies could not swim at all before starting with the program and are now all certified as water safe and able to swim.
Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy dedicates three instructors to this project every year.
LEARN-TO-SWIM LESSONS 4 LIFE SCHOOL FOR AUTISM
Every Saturday morning 23
children from a school for kids with autism (Lessons 4 Life) come to Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy for free swimming lessons. We are investing one hour per week into them.
Their ages vary between 4 and 12 years.
This has been taking place
since November 2017. These children learn at their own pace.
The programme does not only consist of swimming lessons, but also water therapy.
The children are transported by either the school or the parents.
Kiddies Aqua supplies them with free swim bags and swim caps and Lizette and two instructors are doing it voluntarily at no charge.
DOMESTIC WORKERS (PRETORIA)
Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy has a programme whereby we teach domestic
workers to swim. They are not getting charged any fee.
We spend approximately two hours per week on them.
This is voluntary and if there is a request from a domestic worker to swim with us, we assisting them without hesitation and at no charge.
Home owners are mostly introducing their domestic workers to us at the swim school.
The future plan is to do CPR and First Aid Training with them as well.
They receive a free swim bag and swim cap from us and Lizette and one of her instructors are doing it voluntarily.