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Visit to Lahee Park pool in Pinetown - 21.07.2018

As part of Her visit to South Africa and as well as to participate in the 16th annual Nelson Mandela Foundation conference in Johannesburg, H.S.H. Princess Charlene visited Her former swim trainer and current South African team head coach, Graham Hill.  She also visited the Lahee Park swimming pool in Pinetown where She used to train.  Thanks to Her Foundation’s support, important works were carried out at the Pool, notably the installation of a protective roof.

HSH Princess Charlene also met with Megan, Olivia and Jemma Tully, talented young swimmers who are currently receiving sports grants from Her Foundation.

Princess Charlene affirmed, “Statistically, more than 370,000 people drown every year. I had friends and family who lost children through drowning.  I thought it important to get the message of being water-safe out there. Through my foundation, I tried to create an opportunity for children to learn CPR and about the dangers of water and how to swim.”