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‘Teach Them Young’ swim programme concludes this weekend

‘Teach Them Young’ swim programme concludes this weekend

Sports

Kaieteur Sports – The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCY&S), in collaboration with the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA), achieved remarkable success with the inaugural Learn to Swim programme in April.

Building on this success, the August Vacation ‘Teach Them Young’ swim programme which unfolded on July 8th at the National Aquatic Centre (NTC) located in Lilliendaal, with a staggering registration process which amassed over two thousand participants registering for the month-long programme.

Meanwhile, the July’s edition of this swim programme has been another exciting four weeks for both the participants and coaches so far. The event will reach a fever pitch at the grand closing ceremony which is expected to be held on Saturday August 5th at 14:00 hours.

A few participants of the July/August edition of Teach Them Young swim programme demonstrating their skills at NTC pool.

A few participants of the July/August edition of Teach Them Young swim programme demonstrating their skills at NTC pool.

Minister Charles Ramson (right) handing over certificate of completion to a successful participant during the closing ceremony of the April edition of Teach Them Young programme.

Minister Charles Ramson (right) handing over certificate of completion to a successful participant during the closing ceremony of the April edition of Teach Them Young programme.

The prestigious ‘Teach Them Young’ swimming programme provides a platform for young swimmers to learn, grow, and potentially pursue competitive swimming as a career. It serves as a crucial stepping stone towards nurturing future national athletes while also promoting overall health and wellness among the youth and adults alike. It aims to instill valuable life skills, more so ensuring a positive impact among youth in the local communities. This overwhelming response stands as a testament to Minister Charles Ramson’s visionary approach to sports development in the country.

The Minister in a previous interview explained the importance of investing in sports and youth development, saying, this approach plays a pivotal role towards shaping the country’s future and ensuring a brighter and healthier tomorrow for all Guyanese. Minister Ramson, in partnership with the Director of Sports, Steve Ninvalle remains committed to the cause, as they continue to inject the needed support to all sport disciplines countrywide.

Also assisting with the smooth running of the programme is National Coach Paul Mahaica, who is on the ground working assiduously towards the success of the programme. Together, they are actively working to make swimming accessible to every child and adult alike. Their commitment was demonstrated June last, through the recently concluded Adult’s ‘Learn to Swim’ programme, followed with the current July/August edition of the Teach Them Young programme, highlighting the Ministry’s dedication towards ensuring the growth and success of swimming in Guyana.