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Drowning Statistics


KZN Aquatics will reduce incidents of children drowning, increase the number of black swimmers entering the sport and Promote Performance and Excellence amongst aquatics athletes, coaches, technical officials and administrators.


  • Increasing the levels of black participation in aquatic activities
  • Creating the human resources to sustain aquatic activities
  • Develop programmes to ensure black athletes qualify for the 2012 Olympics team
  • Placing aquatics in the forefront of efforts to reduce drug abuse and crime.

KZNA believes that sport plays a crucial role in the development of a healthy lifestyle in communities. Swimming is an essential life skill that can be applied in a competitive and recreational environment. It is one of the few sports that can be practiced throughout one’s entire life. The strategy is based on six core objectives to ensure the addressing of  imbalances of the past. These objectives are:

  • Social Upliftment
  • Skills Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Mass Participation
  • Club Development & Growth
  • Provincial Talent Identification and Fast Tracking


  • Teamwork working together to achieve common goals
  • Transparency being open and transparent
  • Volunteerism encouraging and growing volunteerism
  • Accountability Taking responsibility for actions
  • Integrity – Doing the right things even when not watched


Learn To Swim Strategy

Programme Description

The mission of this programme is ‘Every Child A Swimmer’

Programme Objectives

  1. Take swimming to the people wherever they are
  2. Develop the capacity close to the client
  3. Reach every school in every community through the local volunteers
  4. Establish synergy and integration with every level of government.

Quality Specifications

  1. Network and consult with every Leader in the community.
  2. Recruit and train 30 unemployed youth and mothers as volunteers in every community where the programme is launched.
  3. Swimming competence is a pre-requisite for volunteers in the programme; if it does not exist then swimming lessons must be given to the volunteers.
  4. Training in the presentation of Water Safety Education and Aquatic Awareness in preparation to enter schools is essential.
  5. Training & qualifying as LTS Instructors is a priority for the ‘learn to swim’ programme to proceed.
  6. Swimming lessons should be offered during school and after school.
  7. Volunteers must be offered a stipend for their services, based on the national standard of the time.
  8. Training in Club formation and administration would then usher this project into the ‘aquatic family’ as an affiliate.
  9. All training courses offered must be SSA courses that are THETA aligned.

Control Requirements

  1. Attendance registers
  2. Data-base of Community Leaders
  3. Certification
  4. Registration
  5. Affiliation

Performance Credits

  1. From Project to Affiliate
  2. From Recruit to Volunteer
  3. From Not competent to Competent
  4. From Community Project to Affiliated Club.