• 22 JUL 2019

Swimming Classes Begin at the Laventille Community Swimming Pool

More than 60 children enjoyed their first swimming class today at the Sogren Trace, Laventille Community Swimming Pool.

Children from the community, who are 5-12 years old, will learn the rudiments of swimming over the next six weeks. Adults will also have an opportunity to benefit from the programme with separate classes.

Officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard are conducting the classes.

Captain Douglas Archer, Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard stated that activities will include “Learn to Swim” classes for children and adults, aqua aerobics and therapeutic swimming for older persons.

Councillor Hillan Morean, Deputy Mayor of Port of Spain and representative for the area was on hand to witness the first official activities at the facility. He once again encouraged residents to make full use of the pool.

Mr Curt Pierre, Chief Operating Officer of the Emergency Training Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (ETITT) donated medical supplies to the facility. The ETITT also provided emergency response training to instructing officers and pledged to provide free First Aid and CPR classes to residents accessing the pool.

The Sogren Trace Community Pool was opened on June 23rd, 2019 by Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley.