The SwimSafe season for 2012 has begun early in Danang, with 5 venues commencing after school classes. The schools are:
- Be Van Dan Primary School
- Phu Tien Primary School
- Nui Thanh Primary School
- Phu Dong Primary School
- Rehabilitation Hospital Pool (whose use is kindly donated by hospital staff)
These five venues will conduct two 45 minute lessons after school each day. These lessons will result in 240 students completing the SwimSafe course prior to the official commencement of the program in early May. Each of the five venues has extremely dedicated and experienced staff, with almost all of the five venues having participated in the program since it commenced in 2009.
Train the trainer refresher courses have also been conducted to refresh the head trainers in teaching skills prior to the formal commencement of the program. These 30 highly motivated and experienced head trainers will lead the Vietnamese language training for the other 70+ instructors employed by the program.
The refresher training focused on new warm up activities for the students, improved stroke progression and on survival skills testing. CPR training will also be refreshed prior to the formal commencement of the program.
On April 14 and 15, the senior SwimSafe trainers and program support staff will conduct 3 additional workshops aimed at the remaining instructors. These additional workshops will be held at 3 of the protable pool venues across three districts around Danang.