Written by on July 3, 2018

Jubilant swim student

Over 40 schools have signed up to be a part of the “School Learn to Swim Week” which runs from Monday, July 9th to Friday July 13th at 13 locations throughout Grenada (including the Esplanade in Carriacou). Huge thanks to Mount Cinnamon for saving this week and to the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association for providing buses for those in the country that could not get to a “swimmable” beach.

Diane Fakhre with young swimmer

The one-hour classes will run from 9 am – 12 noon every morning as part of the “Get Grenada Swimming” initiative to teach 8,000 children to swim by 2021. Already, the program has reached 3,000 toward its goal and is expected to teach over 500 children next week.

This is so much fun

Deb Eastwood, Founder and Director of the Grenada Youth Adventurers (GYA) initiative, has expressed her gratitude to the many Grenada businesses, organizations and individuals which came forward to help to make next week’s lessons a success. “It truly was amazing how our community pulled together once they found out we had lost funding. Then when we realized we couldn’t use any beaches in Grenville because of the sargassum, other groups stepped in to help. (GHTA, Ministry of Sports, GRENED).

Deb Eastwood and kids

“In addition, both True Blue Bay Resort and GASA have provided their pools for the week. Everyone in Grenada should learn to swim — not only for safety reasons, but because almost anyone can get to a beach in 30 minutes and enjoy Grenada’s wonderful water. Swimming can be recreational, therapeutic, and a great exercise to build fitness,” says Eastwood.

A turnout at Grand Mall

For more info, you can call Ms. Deb at 404-5237 or email [email protected]

Jason Noel – Here’s how you do it

Below are the venues for next week’s swim lessons. If your school is not on the list, you can sign up by going to

Let’s flex those muscles

The Gouyave posse

Sandra Patrick teaching on Grand Anse

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