NSC in search of future Olympians at Easter Swim Camp
With the ultimate aim of unearthing new talents in Guyana, the National Sports Commission (NSC) launched their two-week Easter Swim Camp at the Colgrain Pool, Camp Street, Georgetown Monday.
Prior to the launch, organisers indicated there are 300 children and the bold target came to fruition based on the numbers present.
Director of Sport Christopher Jones explained the camp allows young people to learn the essential life skill. He further hopes the investment being made can blossom into an Olympian in the near future.
“Likely sitting amongst us right here right now could be Guyana’s next Olympic representative, but the only way we can find those talents in them is that you – parents, guardians, grandparents aunts, uncles allow them to continue with the program after the two weeks”.
Jones indicated to parents that several swimming clubs use the Colgrain and National Aquatic Centre pool to train and encouraged parents to have their children join one of them to continue in the discipline of swimming.
Technical Development officer Seon Erskine, in his address, stated, “swimming is not only a great form of exercise but a therapeutic agent and a lifelong skill once acquired.”
Erskine congratulated parents for allowing their kids to be a part of the foundational swim camp as he made them aware of a 6-week swim camp to come during the August vocational period.
The current camp will be staged at two venues, the Colgrain Swimming Pool where 180 children between ages six to 11 will train, and the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal, where 120 participants between ages 12 to 16 would be accommodated.