One of the participants in the swimming programme taking a dive with swim coach Nelson Manuel at left. (Child Focus photo)
SABA–Thirty children between the ages of four to 18 years old were offered the opportunity to receive swimming lessons by coach Nelson Manuel from Curaçao.
Swimming is an important skill for children to develop, according to Child Focus Programme Manager Caroline Teeuwen.
“Swimming has always been my passion. Therefore, I have strived to make swimming lessons available for the children of Saba. My wish for Saba would be to have a public salt water swimming pool on Saba, so that swimming can be offered as a sport on Saba. Child Focus would like to continue offering swimming lessons to the children of Saba. The aim is to have as many children as possible learn how to swim,” Teeuwen said.
This time, six children were able to receive their Swimming Certification A: Kobe Gomes (4), Sabine Odinga (5), E’shandrea Heyliger (8), Noah Zagers (9), Kadianna Baptiste (11), Avant Baker (15) and Jozua Baker (16).
Charlotte Zagers (11) and Zoë Gomes (7) were qualified for their Swimming Certification B.
Child Focus thanked the Public Entity Saba for their support in making this programme possible and the parents who have shown their support for their children in the swimming programme.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/74151-saba-children-receive-lessons-in-swimming