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Message from our Olympic Champions.
Coaches are here To Help Your child Succeed, now we can also help them!!! They provide our children with.
Developing your child’s physical health.
Mental readiness, teaching swimmers how to cope with stressful situations in and out of the water. Coping with winning and losing…..
Constantly bettering themselves to give the swimmers the best opportunities to succeed.
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- WCA (Western Cape Aquatics) is the custodian of all aquatic sport in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, Diving, Learn to Swim, Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Synchronised (Artistic) swimming, and Water polo falls under our umbrella.
- The effect of COVID 19 on our Sport has had a devastating effect on the future of aquatics. Club swimming, the main feeding ground for our future and development of swimmers, is in danger of being destroyed by the pandemic in the fact that many of our coaches have experienced a total loss of income due to the lockdown. Club coaches are solely dependent on coaching fees for a living. Loss of income has a knock-on effect as these coaches are forced to close down their clubs and look for other avenues of income. This, in turn, will stagnate the development of our sport throughout South Africa from grassroots level to possible future Olympic contenders.
- WCA has identified and put in place criteria to identify swimming coaches in the Western Cape that desperately need funds to survive and keep our club structure alive and, in turn, keep Aquatics alive in the Western Cape for future generations. All funds collected will be distributed to these individuals to save the future of Aquatics in our province.
- Club swimmers from juniors up to National Swimmers will benefit from this fund as the coaches will be able to afford to wait out this pandemic according to government rules without abandoning their Profession.
Professional Swimming Coaches benefiting from the fund must fit the following criteria:
- A Swimming coach must have been registered as a Level 1 (or higher) coach at a club in the 2019/2020 season or must have completed the level 1 coaching course and submitted their paperwork to SSA by 1 March 2020.
- The swimming coach must have swimmers that take part at a district or provincial galas (proof should be offered if requested)
- The primary source of income must be through club coaching fees
Professional Swimming Club Coaches give up many hours of their family time by attending galas and investing in the growth of their swimmers.Club Swimming coaches have many additional expenses to cover, such as annual registration fees, costs of courses to ensure CPD points, Cost of annual CPR training, Cost of annual Police Clearance Certificate. All the aforementioned items listed are done to ensure the highest levels of competence to enrich, develop and improve their swimmers and for the safety for their swimmers.