The Swimanathi programme created by uShaka Marine World three years ago will culminate in the Mighty Kids event on Saturday, March 7.
This will see 150 children from Addington Primary school demonstrate their newly acquired water skills and show how much they have progressed over the past six weeks.
This water obstacle course, which comes complete with inflatable slides, twists and turns, not only guarantees plenty of fun but will pit the province’s newest water babies against other youngsters.
The Swimanathi programme have enabled children from disadvantaged communities to learn to swim and find out about all the ins and outs of water safety so that they can enjoy themselves beside a pool or on the beach without the risk of injury or drowning.
The children that participated in the swimming programme, over a six week period as well as having enjoyed the wonders of the ocean and the importance of conserving our previous marine resources, all hail from Addington Primary. So far, over 520 children have been taught to swim.
The event is proudly supported by Tsogo Sun, Department of Sports & Recreation, SAAMBR, Lifesaving SA, GeoChem, Mabliza Lifestyle and Jump City. Through their participation, all have taken a stand against accidental drownings amongst children.