In Vannes, they gain insurance thanks to Vannes Agglo Natation – Vannes

” It is a good initiative ! I was planning to enroll my daughter in swimming lessons but in the current context, financially, it’s complicated”, testifies this mother who registered her daughter for the “I’m learning to swim” sessions, offered free of charge by Vannes Agglo. Swimming during the All Saints holidays and led by Cyril Singh Malhi, the head of the swimming school. “It is a national action. Guillaume Pierret, the club’s sports director, has set up these courses since 2019. The objective is that children who reach the end of their swimming cycle at school succeed in validating their diploma in order to be able to swim. sailing,” explains Cyril Singh Malhi, who currently hosts fifteen young people from the neighborhoods of Kercado, Cliscouët and Ménimur. “With Gildas Nicolas, who works for the City of Vannes, we approached certain schools to publicize this activity during the holidays. It’s a good return, ”said the coach.

“Now she is no longer afraid”

These courses take place every day, Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., during the All Saints holidays. The mothers present at the club house are conquered. “Last year, my daughter was afraid to put her head under water. After two sessions here, she is no longer afraid, it’s great. She’s happy, I’m happy”, exclaims this mother who follows each session, happy to see the progress and the smiles on the children’s lips. “It gives them confidence and they make new girlfriends and new friends,” she rejoices. “In general, these children have a fairly low aquatic experience. In a few days, I could see evolutions. They are in a large pool, without a buoyancy aid. They really feel the water, also adapt to immersion, ”explains the trainer who imagines, perhaps, repeating these sessions in the spring.


Swimming lessons in Vannes Agglo Swimming

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