- Friday, 04 November 2011 10:53
- Published Date
- Hits: 10932
Swimming is not only a sport but also a survival skill. It is no longer a luxury but a need such as being able to read and write, says Janis Stergiadis of the Dolphin Swimming Club.
Stergiadis was speaking at a gala dinner for children who participated in the club’s Learn to Swim programme.
The Learn to Swim gala was hosted from 26 to 27 October.
This is the third consecutive year which the Learn to Swim gala has been offered with growing interest from swimmers and parents.
Over the past 10 years since the club was established, more than 2000 children across all age groups have participated in the Learn to Swim programme.
Ingrid Goeieman, manager of sponsorships of First National Bank said: “We know that it is vitally important nowadays to be able to swim. We also know of many tragic accidents where children drowned and together with Stergiadis we urge parents to teach their children how to swim before installing a swimming pool at home. We look forward to many more skilled swimmers in Namibia.”
Over the past years the skills of the coaches and facilities have undergone great transformations.
“We have an indoor heated LTS pool and offer advanced swimming as well. FNB Namibia has been our partner for numerous years and they have assisted us financially but most importantly understood the need for LTS and have supported it all the way. We thank them for this and hope that our relationship will continue for many years to come,” said Stergiadis.
- Articles In This Category
- SportM & K Gertze High School from Rehoboth recently toppled Eldorado High School and is current log leaders of the Namibia Football Association (NFA)...Centre for women in the pipeline (777 hits)SportThe German Embassy in Windhoek this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aimed at the empowerment and promotion of young women in and...Senior citizens defies age at golf championships (3701 hits)SportSenior citizen, Barney Duddy beat a strong field of 32 players to become this year’s winner of the Bank Windhoek Senior Golf Championship that took...Ronnie’s Car Wash wins 2013 Top Score 7-a-side (2274 hits)SportTwo-time defending champions of the Top Score 7-a-side tournament, Tiger Wheel and Tyre, have been dethroned by first time entrants, Ronnie’s Car...SportThe Namibian ladies cricket team came second at the recent four nations tournament in Gaborone, Botswana on 28 August 2013. Namibia, Botswana,...Blue Waters drawn against Tigers (899 hits)SportThe recently concluded Quarter Final draw of the Bidvest Namibia Cup leaves soccer fans relishing in what promises to be a tantalizing sporting...Kinder and von Wietersheim to defend lead (2095 hits)SportAnita Kinder and Simone von Wietersheim are set to extend their lead in the Kia Namibia National Beach Volleyball Tour this coming Saturday.MTC increases soccer sponsorship (3222 hits)SportMobile telecommunications giant and the country’s biggest benefactor of sport, MTC has announced a sponsorship of N$11.3 million for the 2012/13...And the winner is.. (2011 hits)SportThe MTC Nestor Sunshine Academy announced Albertina Liyalukeni Halundonga as the winner of the Suzuki Win A Car Competition that was in aid of the...Strong teams in fistball league (4289 hits)SportThe Bank Windhoek Fistball Championship will resume this Saturday at the SKW field in Windhoek. Both the A and B leagues will be played at the same...
- Related Articles
- Swimming to save lives (5069 hits)SportNadja Sternagel will endure the cold water of the Atlantic on 17 December when she takes on the challenge to swim from Long Beach to Tiger Reef in...Entries now open for swimming challenge (1838 hits)SportThe popular Point Break Open Water Challenge kicks off on 10 March 2013 at Lake Oanob Resort. The event, now in its fifth year, is expected to draw a...Standard Bank supports swimming (2260 hits)SportStandard Bank demonstrated their support to swimming development in Namibia by handing over a total of N$20 000-00 to the Marlins Amateur Swimming...Swimming Union receives hefty donation (2150 hits)SportBank Windhoek has sponsored the Namibia Swimming Union (NASU) with N$100 000 with the ultimate goal of developing the sport and groom swimming...Long Course Swimming Gala event this weekend (1160 hits)SportThe Bank Windhoek Long Course Swimming season starts this weekend when seventy-four (74) Namibian swimmers will compete in the first Bank Windhoek...
- Latest Articles
- HeadlinesAgra’s well-known outdoors outlet, Safari Den was literally elevated to another level with the opening of the new shop this week Wednesday....Future logistics plan for explosion (9 hits)HeadlinesA newly formalised conceptual framework for the development of the transport sector, expects an explosion in transport and logistics as Namibia is...Simasiku plans to shake up energy (14 hits)HeadlinesFormer Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Control Board of Namibia, Siseho Simasiku is at the forefront of a consumer advocacy group that...Editors DeskTowards the middle of the recent Windhoek Show, long queues started forming around the back end of the President’s Hall. From the Wednesday onward,...24 October 2014 (6 hits)WeatherWhat Happened? For the observer on the surface there is always one indisputable indicator of humidity in the upper air and that is the vapour trail...