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  1. Swimming South Africa Transformation of Aquatic Sport in South AfricaNovember 2004

  2. Transformation the Reality • SSA recognises need to further transform the sport • Reflected in strategy & resource allocation • Significant progress made over the last 4 years and this will continue over the next 4 year cycle • Major obstacles: facilities, finances, socio-economic situation and poor school swimming programme

  3. Swimming South Africa Vision “Every Child a Swimmer” • Provide growth and awareness throughout all communities from grassroots through recreation to elite competition, through effective skills development strategies • Create growth and sustain the necessary infrastructure through programmes for the development of the sport at all levels • Focus on the ongoing development of elite athletes • Create and sustain effective leadership

  4. Structure • Executive: Elected Volunteers • Policy & Strategy • Full-time staff • Management • Implementation of strategy

  5. Structure • National Executive: • 7 members • 5 Black • 2 Women • Technical/ Selection Committees • Min 30% representivity

  6. Transformation Challenges 1999 • Financial resources • Lack of facilities (including heated) and/or poor maintenance • Lack of coaching and technical skills • Awareness (perception of swimming as a white sport) • Lack of schools programmes in townships • Talent Identification and nurturing

  7. Transformation Strategy • Developed 1999 • Development of Human Resources • Coaches, Technical officials, Administrators, Leadership • Awareness Programmes • Learn to Swim, Telkom Splash, Mass based programmes – Rural, Ocean, Recreational • Club Development • 25 across country • Focused National and Provincial Programmes • Facilities Development • Increase funding from various sources

  8. Strategic Approach: Mass Based to Elite Performance

  9. Black Participation in Mass Based Events • Recreational Galas 4 585 • Rural 2 130 • Ocean 15 481 • Aquatic Awareness 12 611

  10. Increase in Black Participation

  11. Level 3 Age Group

  12. Current Performance ’99 – ‘04 • Instructors 71 to 413 • 3 regional programmes – talent ID • National Training Centre • 40% Black athletes • Participation in National (Snr & Jnr) Teams • 5 to 17

  13. International Team Representivity

  14. Performance of Black Athletes

  15. Mass Based - Learn To Swim • Skills Development • Instructor Courses • Coaches Courses • Technical Officials Courses • Administrators Courses • Event Management • Activity Programmes • Pool Splash (Recreational Galas) • Ocean Splash • Rural Splash • Club (Community) Development • Talent Identification and Development at entry level • Sustainability of Clubs in townships

  16. Club Development • Focused skills development of youth in identified townships at 25 facilities across the country • Renovating and heating swimming facilities in partnership with Municipalities, & Provincial Government • 7 in last 2 years; target of 50 over next 5 years? • Employment of youth at the facility to implement Learn to Swim programmes with the schools around the pool

  17. Financial Sponsors : 5 473 330 (1.8 for TV) SRSA : 1 796 773 NLB : 6 870 100 (4.9 for facilities)

  18. Mass Participation: More People LTS Rural Splash LTS Ocean Splash

  19. More people: recreation galas

  20. More People: Club Development

  21. Building Facilities

  22. Targets 2008 Commitments • Olympic Games 20% • World Short Course 40% • Commonwealth Youth Games 50% • Africa Snr Champs 50% • Membership 50 000

  23. Facilities major obstacle

  24. Challenges 2004-2008 • Facilities & Local Authorities • Develop and maintain facilities • Lotto Funding • Partnerships • Education & Training • Partnership with THETHA • Partnership with Education Departments • Development of school swimming • Socio Economic conditions • Direct Support to needy talented Athletes • Increased support to Black clubs • Government support • Form partnerships with provincial and national Govt. Dept. • Development of RTC • Increased financial assistance • Media exposure (SABC) • Funding • Procure more corporate sponsors