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Swimming competitions 2015

To raise awareness among the community people about the importance of swimming learning, swimming competitions were arranged in each swimming centres of CIPRB. Usually after achieving the target CIPRB organize the competition within SwimSafe programme supported by UNICEF.  Community people, members of the local government stakeholders, children were invited to participate in this competition. Children received training was invited to participate in the competition. From each swimming centre, 4 groups of children (one boy and one girl from the 5 to 7 year group and one boy and one girl from the 8 to 10 year age group) were formed. The competition was arranged separately for both boys and girls. Champions from the village level compete at the union level and champions from the union level compete in the final round at the Upazilla level competition. From each group, the champion, first and second runner ups were presented with awards and crests.

In 2015 CIPRB arranged 188 villages and 25 unions and 3 Urban level swimming competitions. Total 20,827 children (11,217 boys+9610 girls) and about 25,000 community people were attended and encouraged graduates to continue practicing their swimming skills. These competitions also encouraged other children to join the SwimSafe programme. The local community provided necessary supports for organizing the competitions.

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