Project Face in Water: Africa

In October 2017, generous donations funded Kim Shults to attend a Water Safety Outreach in Uganda, Africa. The 10 day pilot project was held in the islands of Ssesse Kalangala on Lake Victoria.

The experience was extraordinary. In a short time, she worked with 5 other swimming and water safety specialists to change the mindset of an island community from fearing water to respecting it. She empowered individuals of all ages and started a program that has great potential for positive, ongoing, long-term results.

In the end, basic swimming and water safety skills were taught to 121 adults and 309 children. Within that group, about 60 adults received learn-to-swim theory and curriculum training to continue teaching others in their communities and 20 went through rigorous lifeguard, rescue and CPR skills training. Since the outreach, many of the participants have created their own programs and are passing on the knowledge they have learned. They are staying in touch with the trainers to report their progress and success.

 


READ MORE:

 

ALTS Lessons in Uganda ‘Like No Other Experience’

Coronado Masters Association’s Kim Shults enjoyed trip to East African country
By Daniel Paulling 

 

Kim Shults expected the worst when she started her two-week trip to Uganda to teach locals how to swim. She kept wondering whether anyone would actually show up.

The Coronado Masters Association swimmer and USMS-certified adult learn-to-swim instructor didn’t have to worry. She and a group of six others… Read More

 


 

 

Swimming and Water Safety Skills in Africa
Every donation helps!

$30 funds a swim lesson
$45 trains an instructor

 

If you have questions, email faceinwater@gmail.com

 

To make a donation by check, please make the check payable to Face in Water and mail to:

Face in Water
3960 West Point Loma Blvd. Suite #H531
San Diego, CA 92110

Deadline: October 1, 2017