Tropical Shipping sponsors Grass roots Swim programmes
Learners with their swim caps, compliment Tropical Shipping
May 7, 2024

Tropical Shipping sponsors Grass roots Swim programmes

The Grassroots Swim Programmes in Owia and Indian Bay have received an injection of EC$3,000 from Tropical Shipping.

The programme in Owia, which started in April runs for 12 weeks and involves 15 youngsters, is coached by Troy Lavia who is teaching swim drills, techniques and general conditioning.

The Indian Bay, programme involving 20 children commenced on April 27, and also runs for 12 weeks under the leadership of coach Gary John teaching similar skills and techniques.

Island Manager of Tropical Shipping, Cedric McIntyre, was present on the first day of the Indian Bay programme where he distributed branded swim caps to coach Gary. In addition to the caps, the funds will go towards meals and coaching for both groups, a release from the Swimming Federation states.

Coordinator of the Federation’s Grassroots Swimming Programme, Louise Mitchell, expressed her gratitude to Tropical Shipping for supporting the Federation in its continued efforts to ensure that more Vincentian children have access to the life skill of swimming, a must for members of coastal communities.

McIntyre told children that discipline is “doing what you have to do when you don’t want to do it”, and to make the sacrifice to come out to the swim camp every Saturday.

He added that it was a privilege to be able to make a meaningful contribution to the development of swimming in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and that such a donation, falls under the company’s corporate social responsibility policy emphasizing youth entrepreneurship, sports, learning, and educational initiatives.