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: –
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For further information on where the teachers are based please contact
On the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org