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Liberty Lodge boys complete swimming programme

Liberty Lodge boys complete swimming programme


The St Vincent and the Grenadines Swimming Federation on Sunday, December 10, 2017, completed a 24-week basic swim programme with the Liberty Lodge boys, as part of the Federation’s grassroots initiative, funded by the Mustique Charitable Trust.

At the award ceremony, two of the boys spoke of how their confidence in the water grew during the programme and how great they felt. Coach Xaveon Caesar spoke about how the boys who were stronger swimmers helped the weaker ones and they all worked well together.

Lavinia Gunn, administrator of the Mustique Charitable Trust, was truly pleased with the comradery of the boys in the water and was heartened by the positive comments the boys made about how their own confidence grew throughout the programme.

Social worker Janiel George thanked the Swimming Federation and the Mustique Charitable Trust for the Learn to Swim programme, indicating that the benefits to the boys went way beyond learning to swim, but also helped in their discipline and development.

The Grassroots programme has also supported the development of Open Water swimming clubs in Bequia and Owia.