Swimming

Myths and truths of swimming in winter

Myth 1 Over time, there have been wives tales about winter exposure that have left many parents confused and believing these myths. The following medical facts were given by pediatrician, Dr.Norm Payne. Myth#1: Swimming, cold and wind may cause ear infections Fact: Middle ear infections, common in small children, are caused by

Community Swim Programs

Background In May 2017 we gained access to a newly built indoor heated pool at the Philippi Children's Centre (PCC) and launched and have been running our swimming program there ever since. Our journey at Philippi Children's Centre so far has been a rewarding one - we have seen pupils who initially

Over 75% of drownings occur among children

https://www.goodthingsguy.com/people/swimming-change-philippi/ Over 75% of drownings in South Africa each year occur among children under the age of five so two dads are stepping up to make sure this statistic is changed. On August 25, 2018, two Cape Town dads, Rob Peters and Shaun Lilford, will take on a biathlon of epic proportions.

Help someone float their boat

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Local/Peoples-Post/help-someone-float-their-boat-20170626 The instructors at Headstart Swim School in Claremont encourage domestic workers to take swimming skills seriously. Janice Probyn, spokesperson of the school, says they have decided to give discounted lessons to domestic workers to reduce the high number of drownings. She says the academy has discovered that many adults who cannot swim are