NSC Vacation Swim Camp… ‘We teach life skills at this Camp’- Cummings

NSC Vacation Swim Camp… ‘We teach life skills at this Camp’- Cummings

Jul 15, 2017 Sports, http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....-this-camp-cummings/

This year’s National Sports Commission (NSC) annual Vacation Swimming Camp commenced last Monday and after the completion of the first week of the six-week camp at the Colgrain Pool on Camp Street yesterday, Desiree Cummings, Admin Assistant at the facility, said she is very pleased with what transpired during week one. The camp concludes on August 18.
This camp, which has been running for close to two decades, is eagerly anticipated by children and their parents and over the years has produced many National Swimmers.
The camp is divided into two age groups and two locations with the 6-10s being accommodated at Colgrain and the 11-16s at the National Aquatic Centre on the East Coast of Demerara with five instructors stationed at each venue.
Cummings said that there are more children in 6-10 category and more girls than boys this year. The programme starts at 09:00hrs and concludes at noon from Mondays to Friday.
“We catered for 300 students but as of today we have 303 and Parents are still interested in joining but we are filled. Parents are waiting on the last moment to register. They were notified two weeks before school closed when registration would be closed,” Cummings lamented.
“The whole aim of these programmes is to teach children at this age life saving skills, since Guyana is the land of many waters with lots of streams, creeks and rivers and knowing to swim could be a very important asset in their life,” Cummings disclosed. (Sean Devers)

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