Learn to Swim

HEROES Project – Zimbabwe – July / September 2017

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation supports the Kirsty Coventry Academy’s HEROES (Health, Education, Respect, Opportunity, Equality, Sports) project. The association was created by the swimmer, seven-time Olympic medallist and five-time world record holder.
The programme HEROES started in Zimbabwe in July and will end in December 2017.  
In August and September, HEROES have been able to accomplish the following:
  • 16 coaches First Aid and CPR certified
  • 2 coaches trained and certified as learn-to-swim coaches
  • 3 Orphanages are involved in this program
  • Over 500 children per week are getting to play 3-4 different sports (basketball, rugby, soccer and swimming)
  • 1,000 children received water safety and drowning prevention classes, among them, 800 also received swimming lessons
  • HEROES has launched in 2 different locations in Zimbabwe: Chitungwiza and Kambuzuma
  • All this is provided free of charge to the kids
For more information abour the Kirsty Coventry Academy and HEROES: https://www.kirstycoventry.com/heroes/