Swimming is a survival skill, however statistics showed only half of our younger students are able to swim, as swimming is not compulsory at schools. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust believes that helping children learn swimming at an early age will not only enable them to acquire this essential skill, but also support their personal development and confidence building.
Launched in 2016, the “Jockey Club Learn-to-Swim Programme for Primary Students” offered free swimming lesson opportunities and educational activities to over 15,000 lower primary students. With the support of Michael Phelps Foundation, the Trust joins hands again with Hong Kong China Swimming Association and Ocean Park Hong Kong to roll out a new phase of the Project which is expected to benefit more underprivileged children. Apart from free swimming courses, interactive online learning platform and in-water fun activities, comprehensive teaching curriculum to local swimming coaches and instructors will also be provided to benefit more children in long run.