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“Every child deserves the right to leave her own unique mark on the world”

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Learn-to-Swim

Learn-to-Swim Programme

Johannesburg Girls Preparatory School participates in the Learn-to-Swim Programme during the summer months; currently 130 Grade 1 pupils are registered, with the Grade 6 and 7 stronger swimmers learning basic water skills. An annual Swimathon is hosted by Roedean as a component of the Old Mutual Water Polo Prestige Cup.

All schools that participate in the Prestige Cup send their Learn-to-Swim children to participate. Ten Learn-to-Swim schools participate in the Swimathon.

It is evident from the amount of interest from the schools that there is a need to grow water-safe children in our communities and increase the footprint of swimming and water polo in South Africa.