The Ghana Swimming Association on Saturday, July 18, 2020, organised an event involving coaches at the Accra sports stadium, media centre to mark this year’s world aquatic day.
President of the Ghana Swimming Association, Mr Theo Wilson Edzie called on Ghanaians to abide by the safety and health protocols as they celebrate the day.
He expressed that water bodies support life and so they should be kept clean.
He urged people to live healthy lives and contribute to the development of the nation.
According to Mr Edzie, water is used for many things, apart from swimming, and water should be preserved and cherished.
He urged people to wash their hands frequently with soap under running water.
He noted that water sport is very interesting and competition brings about entertainment, unity and friendship with the world needs to develop.
According to Cecil Stanley Tagoe, Madia Aattache of Ghana Swimming Association, the World Aquatic Day was instituted by the World Governing Body of Swimming F.I.N.A in 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.
He said Ghana has celebrated since 2018 till date and this year’s event was celebrated with a seminar on Water Safety, Learn to Swim and Training Schedules for Swimmers during this Covid-19 Era.
Over 20 swimming coaches across the nation took part in the seminar which will also help to kick start training schedules for Ghanaian swimmers.
The instructors who took the coaches through the training are Learn to Swim by Simon Dandjumah Asaah, John Kwame Bordebo was Water Safety and Kodwo Abbiw Jackson on how to draw a Training Schedule in Covid Era.
It was a very good seminar and everyone who attended it was happy with the input from the association and also thanked the executives for the enlightenment as well.