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Living on an Island But Can't Swim?

This is reflective of Caribbean culture but is changing here in Grenada. “Get Grenada Swimming” is an initiative to teach 10,000 children and adults to swim between 2022-2026 by offering free lessons throughout the island.  It consists of lessons at ten sites around Grenada (see map on Programmes tab ) that offer free swim lessons year-round on Saturdays, It also includes  (2) National Learn to Swim Weeks each year where swimmers are offered lessons five days in a row. In addition, we have a goal to certify 100 Professional Swim Instructor/Coaches by 2027.

9,600 Swimmers in 5 Years!

Reaching our 5-year goal for 2017-2021

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Programme

National Learn to Swim Week

School Learn to Swim Week

Sat Free Lessons                   

Summer Programs

School Swim Club

Total Swimmers

2017

830

404

275

265

144

1,918

2018

834

686

350

0

138

2,008

2019

614

507

425

0

125

1,710

2020

747

0

470

329

127

1,673

2021

805

806

600

70

0

2,281

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Grenada

Over the years, Get Grenada Swimming has evolved to include Red Cross Lifeguard training and oversight of beach safety.

For more info on Lifeguards, click HERE

 
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National Learn
to Swim Week

April 11 - 15, 2023

 
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National Learn to Swim Week

Endorsed by the Government of Grenada’s Ministry of Sport, National Learn to Swim Week has become an integral part of water safety and learn-to-swim initiatives each year.

Our April and July 2022 National Learn to swim weeks were both successes with almost 1500 children and adults taught during the two weeks at 16 different locations. National Learn to Swim Weeks are offered in April and July.

We provide lessons to children and adults throughout Grenada for five days in a row at the same hours each day. We have now held National Learn to Swim weeks since 2015.

We are grateful for the support of sponsors such as Republic Bank Ltd, Sandals Foundation, The Grenada Olympic Committee, the Grenada Scuba Diving Association, SeaBreeze Hotel, Grenada Marine, Ting and Star Malt and various local individuals, businesses, and marinas.

From April 11th - 15th, 2023 the Republic Bank Learn to Swim Week will be held in the afternoons from 2 pm - 6 pm. Below are the designated sites for this swim week:

  • Grand Anse – In front of the Catholic Church

  • Grand Anse – Camerhogne Park in front of the yellow lifeguard tower

  • Grand Anse – In front of Umbrella’s Restaurant

  • Good Hope Pool - St. Pauls

  • Grand Mal Beach – Go Cool Steps

  • La Sagesse Beach – St David

  • Corinth – Grenada Marine, In front of Restaurant

  • Grenville - Telescope Beach near the bathrooms

  • Sauteurs Break Water – St Patrick

  • Bathway Beach - St. Patrick

  • Birchgrove – St Andrew (Mello's Complex)

  • Crochu - St Andrew Cabier Beach

  • Gouyave (D’ Lance) - Fishmarket

  • Petite Martinique – Morang Beach

  • Carriacou - Paradise Beach

  • BBC Beach - Morne Rouge

  • True Blue Bay Resort - Pool 

 
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GYA is the non-profit (NGO) 

that oversees the “Get Grenada Swimming” initiative.

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GYA is also involved in other community activities and works to provide inspiring recreational, leadership, service, educational, and social activities for Grenada youth and their families. Relief projects and building a library at the Limes pre-school have been part of their endeavors. 

This nurtures a sense of community, that builds character, teaches leadership skills, and inspires a service ethic. 

Community Program

GYA (pic below) was involved in a food drive during the lockdown for coronavirus in 2020 and over Christmas 2021. 

Video by Amanda John

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Director
Deb Eastwood

Deb Eastwood came to Grenada in 2007 as a full-time teacher and worked until 2011 at several Grenadian schools. During the past 12 years, she founded and directs a non-profit youth organization called Grenada Youth Adventurers (GYA) which has a heavy focus on swimming.

 

Deb has been working with young people for over 30 years as a mentor, coach, youth leader, Sunday School teacher, and camp director.

For more about Deb and her vision please check out this article. please check out this article.

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