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‘Dickson Igwe School of Swimming’ offering free swim classes to VI

- American Red Cross certification being offered for persons wanting to be Lifeguards
Newspaper Columnist, Educator and School Attendance officer for the VI Government, Mr Dickson C. Igwe through his school of swimming is offering free swimming classes to anyone in the Virgin Islands (VI) looking to learn how to swim in a safe and professional environment. Photo: Provided
Mr Dickson C. Igwe said the programme, sponsored by Unite BVI, Nanny Cay Resort & Marina and other corporate partners allows for anyone in the VI to register and join the beginner’s classes. Photo: Provided
Mr Dickson C. Igwe said the programme, sponsored by Unite BVI, Nanny Cay Resort & Marina and other corporate partners allows for anyone in the VI to register and join the beginner’s classes. Photo: Provided
For the beginners Level 1 course, the basis is taught in seven lessons and according to the head of the programme, children as young as 1-year-old can be a part of the programme once accompanied by a parent. Photo: Provided
For the beginners Level 1 course, the basis is taught in seven lessons and according to the head of the programme, children as young as 1-year-old can be a part of the programme once accompanied by a parent. Photo: Provided
NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – Newspaper Columnist, Educator and School Attendance Officer for the Government of the Virgin Islands, Mr Dickson C. Igwe through his school of swimming is offering swimming classes to anyone in the Virgin Islands (VI) looking to learn how to swim in a safe and professional environment.

The programme, sponsored by Unite BVI, Nanny Cay Resort & Marina and other corporate partners, allows for anyone in the territory to register and join the beginner’s classes.

No charge for swimming class - Mr Igwe

“What I do is I teach anyone who wants to learn how to swim, to swim safely and that kind of stuff… I personally don’t charge, if people want to pay you can pay for the service but if you can’t afford to I would still teach,” Mr Igwe told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO).

“It’s been going for years, it’s just a swimming programme… not really an initiative, I’m a swimming instructor,” Igwe further said while revealing that he has taught thousands of people to swim in the VI over a 24-year period.

For the beginners Level 1 course, the basics are being taught in just seven lessons and, according to Mr Igwe, children as young as 1-year-old can be a part of the programme once accompanied by a parent.

After Level 1, persons can progress to level 2 and 3 certification and eventually become a lifeguard as certified by the American Red Cross Society.

American Red Cross certification being offered 

“With my programme… once you finish training the American Red cross will certify you as a lifeguard, but obviously you have to pass a little test,” he said.

Mr Igwe reminded that COVID-19 guidelines are in place for both adult and child who are interested in signing up for the programme.  

Currently, registration is ongoing and forms can be uplifted from 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Nanny Cay Resort and Marina during the swimming meet. 

For registration and for more details, persons can also contact Mr Igwe on 284-344-9399 or 284-341-3525.

8 Responses to “‘Dickson Igwe School of Swimming’ offering free swim classes to VI”

  • rattie (15/02/2021, 19:06) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am going to sign up
  • BuzzBvi (15/02/2021, 19:33) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    As Dickson Igwe says this program has been running for years and doing a fantastic job that has gone unnoticed for the most part by some of the press. How great if they all could get some recognition also for their efforts. Well done KATS.
  • @Abrahamburger (16/02/2021, 05:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Take you touch issues else where... can’t catch a break with you agenda craved fools... Wake up yourself and yes , stay woke!
  • swimmer (16/02/2021, 07:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is not a single valid reason why every child is the BVIs should not learn how to swim. It could save your life. Instead, people don’t want to learn because there are sharks in the sea, despite the fact that there has not ever been reported a shark attach on swimmers in the BVIs. You’re way more likely to be killed in a car accident, but everyone wants to be able to drive.
    Kudos to KATS for starting the progarm, and kudos to Mr. Igwe for carrying the torch.
  • Bull Dawg (16/02/2021, 14:11) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job Mr. Igwe.
    The Lord will truly bless you for your great kindness.
  • fred (16/02/2021, 15:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cool news i like it!


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