24 young persons aged between 10-15, 11 girls and 13 boys – representing the South Sudanese and Somali Community, completed the program. The program was designed for those who had obtained the highest rankings at the sessions held by HARDA for several years during January holidays.
HARDA’s ambition is to progress the better swimmers into becoming life savers and/or swimming instructors. This would greatly raise the capacity of the communities. The program produced excellent outcomes.
- 8 youth obtained their bronze medallions, thus qualifying to become life savers when old enough to pass the exams.
- 3 youths obtained their bronze star.
- The other participants progressed well enough to pass and can look forward to getting their medallion status next year.
Congratulations to all the swimmers for their excellent attitude and application, thank you to the parents for their great support and thanks to the Sydney Motor Corporation for the grant to enable the program.