ZIMBABWE “LEARN TO SWIM” PROGRAM

In 2017 the governing body of swimming in Zimbabwe, with the help of Debbie Wetzlar, who is now the Head Facilitator of the Learn to Swim program in Zimbabwe, decided to invest into and introduce a Learn to Swim (LTS) certification with the goal of raising the standard of teaching swimming in Zimbabwe and getting as many people swimming as possible.  Debbie Wetzlar attending the CANA Learn to Swim Conference representing Zimbabwe. The CANA Mandate being “Every African a Swimmer”.

Over this four-to-five-year period over 150 new teachers have been trained nationally and 89 of these teachers are now fully certified ZAU (Zimbabwe Aquatic Union) learn to swim teachers, which means they have completed their observation and “in pool” hours and final assessment, completing the course requirements.   All qualified ZAU LTS teachers hold police clearances and a current “Water Specific First Aid” certification.  Zimbabwe’s LTS program was written by Feroza Mahomed, who was a facilitator for SWIMSA for over 15 years.  The course is of a high standard and follows the world standards of promoting minimum touch.

We are appealing to you, the parents, when choosing a swim school to be pro-active and request information on qualifications and teaching criteria such as police clearances and water specific first aid.  The other appeal is to ask parents of learner swimmers to try and support swim schools who fall under the umbrella of the national governing body.  All ZAU LTS  teachers should be following the Covid-compliant procedures as stated by SRC.

Please find below the Zimbabwe certified LTS teachers: –

 

WETZLAR DEBORAH HRE
RILEY LORNA BYO
ANNANDALE VALERIE HRE
FREEMAN SHARON HRE
CONCALVES MAIREAD HRE
MPOFU ARNOLD CHIREDZI
NYANGONI RUDO HRE
SCOTT JODIE HRE
WHITE ANNE MUTARE
TATTA LINNETH HRE
CANNINGS SHEKINAH HRE
WINTERTON SHALEIGH HRE
KONDANI OWEN HRE
MAENZANISE TAMARIE HRE
BENADE LOUISE BANKET/CHIN
HEATHCOTE-HACKER BRIERLEY HRE/MALAWI
VAN MAARSVELD CAITLYN BYO
ISMAIL KHATIJA HRE
MURRAY SINEAD HRE/MUTARE
SMITH KIMBERLEY
GILES/SAYWOOD NICOLLA
RICHARDS CAREY MARONDERA
KAYE NICOLETTE CHEGUTU
NORTIER TESSA CHEGUTU
PETERS KIRSTEN CHEGUTU
JAFFARI GEORGINA HRE
DHERA TALENT SA
KESSON SIOBHAN BYO
DE SWARDT CHANTEL BYO
FERGUSON TAMMY BYO
DIRORIMWE PATIENCE
BOTHA DEIDRE CHEGUTU
JONES LISA BYO
PINTO LANA CHIREDZI
VAN HEERDEN MARLEEN HRE
PIENAAR NATALIE HRE
BURNS ROBERT BYO
VAN DER MERWE TALITHA BYO
GODZONGERE EDRIC HRE
ANNANDALE COURTNEY HRE
OTTMAN LEANNE CHINHOYI
GOOSEN GLENN CHINHOYI
JOSEPH EARL HRE
BURBIDGE MARK CHIREDZI
WYNGARD JANINE BYO
JOHNSTONE SUE HRE
JAMES AMY BYO
DOORMAN LORNA HRE
VAN WYK BIANCA HRE
COETZEE SHARON HRE
FUMIA MICHAELA HRE
FERREIRA JESSICA CHINHOYI
DETTMER SHANNON HRE
GRAY ERIN HRE
MUCUCUTI CHARITY HRE
BARTOSZ IONA HRE
KONGKOW CRAIG HRE
ADAMS TARRYN-LEIGH HWANGE
WETZLAR/JAMES CHARLOTTE HRE
SINCLAIR ANTOINETTE HRE
NCUBE ESTELLE BYO
MUSONDA BONGANI BYO
NCHENZI JENNIFER BYO/SA
NYIRENDA CHARLTON BYO
MAKUMBINDE DIVINE KWEKWE
GRANTHAM KIMBERLEY HRE
MHLOPHE THOBILE BYO
MCGILL KELLI HRE
STANDER HOLLIE HRE
BIRKIN DANA HRE
VOSLOO ZOE HRE
NCUBE THOLA VIC FALLS
GEZIMATI ALLAN KWEKWE
SANYANGA MUGONDEYI HRE
CHIDOBA LORNA HRE
SITHOLE KUDA HRE
HOVE NYARAI HRE
SANDERS CARLA HRE
CHIGUTSA MEMORY HRE
STRATFORD TANYA HRE
VAMBE ELECTAH HRE
TAKAEDZA MASI ADI MARONDERA

For further information on where the teachers are based please contact

Debbie Wetzlar

On the following email address: learntoswimzim@gmail.com

 

 

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