MCY&S/NSC ‘Teach Them Young’ swimming makes a return


The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCY&S) and the National Sports Commission (NSC) will conduct its annual Easter Vacation ‘Teach Them Young’ Swimming Programme at the Colgrain Swimming Pool from April 11-22.

Boys and girls between ages six and 16 years are eligible to participate, the NSC said in a statement.

“Children will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Parents/Guardians are asked to present a copy of their child/children’s birth certificate. The NSC has waived all fees usually attached to participate, and certificate will be provided upon completion. The programme is geared at teaching swimming as a life skill,” the NSC outlined.

The programme will be conducted at various locations, in keeping with the following schedule:

April 11: Opening- Colgrain Swimming Pool

April 11-12: Georgetown- Colgrain Swimming Pool

April 13-15: Linden- Watooka Guesthouse Swimming Pool

April 19-21: Berbice- Albion Estate Swimming Pool

April 22: Closing at National Aquatic Centre

Sessions will be conducted from 09:00h to noon at the respective venues.

“Interested persons are requested to make contact with Mr. Ian Jardine at the Colgrain Swimming Pool, Camp Street, Georgetown, on telephone number 226-0387, Mr. Paul Mahaica on telephone number 615-5714 for Berbice and Linden and Mr. Bashur Khan at the National Aquatic Centre on telephone number 222-1306 for necessary information, between 08:30h and 16:00h,” the NSC added.

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