Working together as a community to empower the youth through sport
Development Through Sport (DTS) is a self-funding NGO that has been in operation since 2007 and focuses on teaching their ‘learn to swim programme’ to previously disadvantaged children and young adults from the Hout Bay and Cape Town surrounds.
They are very excited to welcome world leading water polo brand, Turbo South Africa on board as lead sponsor of all the kids swimming goggles, silicon swimming caps and sling bags. This generous donation will assist the kids in their journey to becoming competent and possibly talented competitive swimmers in the future.
Some kids have already advanced through the programme and gone onto helping with coaching, and others have moved to high school where they have joined the waterpolo and school swimming team.
Turbo products are being used by world-wide record-holders and international teams. The swimsuits are made from a special blend of fabric and boast long lasting colour and high chlorine resistance.
"We at DTS are so grateful for the awesome goggles, bags and caps from Turbo. The kids need them desperately for their swimming,” says Juliette Templeton (Founder of DTS).
Learn to swim Sea Point Pavilion has been in operation since 2011. There the NGO has worked with thousands of children from all over Cape Town. School buses drop off the children and coaches help improve their water skills. With the assistance of local social workers, the programme provides swimming lessons to a number of children from Imizamo Yethu and teaches them basic water safety skills.
Those that can demonstrate a sufficient level of competence in the swimming pool are introduced into the club nipper programme at the Llandudno Lifesaving Club, where their skills are further developed with a view to training them to become qualified lifeguards and retain them as active club members. Since its inception four years ago, the development programme has already produced qualified nippers who are now competing at a national level.
The development programme is entirely self-funded and the club currently receives no corporate sponsorship or government grants in order to sustain the programme. The club hosts a quarterly swimming event series called the Llandudno Swim Series, the proceeds of which are used to cover the operating costs of the programme.
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