uShaka’s CEO, Dr Stella Khumalo congratulates the top 5 from the Swimanathi programme: Isaac Miller, Melokuhle Zotshana, Marcel Mqadi, Zia Kapdi, Charles Miller.
There was non-stop fun and a celebration of water safety when the mightiest of water “mites” tackled the uShaka Mighty Kidz Obstacle Challenge at Wet ‘n Wild on Saturday, March 7th which was transformed into a water wonderland of splashes and squeals of delight as the Addington Primary School’s “water babies” showed off their new water skills.
The contestants taking part in the Mighty Kidz Finale included youngsters who participated in the uShaka Marine World CSI programme, “Swimanathi”, a swimming programme educating the little ones regarding water safety between January and March.
This CSI initiative, a partnership between uShaka Marine World, Tsogo Sun, Department of Sports & Recreation, SAAMBR, Lifesaving SA, GeoChem, Mabliza Lifestyle and Jump City, set out to teach 150 children from uShaka Marine World’s neighbouring Addington Primary School, that fun and water safety go hand in hand.
These learners, who come from disadvantaged communities, now know that they can enjoy themselves safely and confidently after having passed the Swimanathi programme.
Each child that participated in the Mighty Kidz event received a certificate and a medal to take home to show off what they’d achieved to family and friends.