Ikhaya Le Themba Swimming Outreach Program
Carol Esterhuizen and her team from Ripple Effect Swim School have started the Ikhaya Le Themba Swimming Outreach Program.
The aim of the program is to improve the self-confidence of school children by teaching them the skill of swimming, increasing their water safety skills and exposing them to competitive swimming opportunities.
The whole idea started with the vision to see communities positively impacted through the personal development of school children, by engaging with them in swimming activities; and to see the growth of swimming as a competitive sport within South Africa. Since April 2016, Carol has trained 25 Pre-primary children in Khayelitsha at the Blue Downs swimming school and has grown to 55 pupils over the past two months.