SwimJamaica is hosting the learn to swim aspect of the INSPORT summer camp sponsored by The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport led by Minister Olivia Grange. We are off to a great start and with one week completed the camp has had a turnout of over 70 children in the water working twice a day with SwimJamaica Instructors.
The campers, aged 6-16 years old, are mostly from Inner City areas such as; Spanish Town, Wynter’s Pen, Eltham Park and Gold Street. The INSPORT Summer Camp includes activities such as swimming, football and netball. SwimJamaica aims to have each child complete Levels 1-3 when the camp ends on July 28. Graduates will have learned critical water safety skills and will be able to competently swim 25 metres freestyle.
INSPORT hopes to reduce the drowning among these enthusiastic, brave youngsters who often enjoy hanging by the water-front. Denton Anderson, a 12 years old from Allman Town, told SwimJamaica that at the age of 10, he “would dive into the Kingston Harbour with no fear and others would hold my hand to lead me back out as I could not swim”. Denton will soon be able to swim with confidence. SwimJamaica is pleased to be a part of this programme.
SwimJamaica - Getting Jamaica swimming.
SwimJamaica was launched in 2005 with high quality, progressive children and adult learn to swim programmes that are safe, fun and accessible to all. The Head Office is located at the National Aquatics Centre, Independence Park, Kingston.