Mandeville Disability Swimming

About Mandeville Disability Swimming

Mandeville Aquatics Disability Swimming Centre of Excellence [MDS] has as its primary objective the development of swimming in Central Gauteng’s disabled communities at all levels. With a grass-roots focus on schools for children with a physical disability, mainly in black communities, MDS supports programs for:

  • Learn to SwimTM – Every person who learns to swim represents a life potentially saved
  • Swimming talent identification and development
  • Preparation of elite swimmers for SA Nationals, World Championships and Paralympics

The project to create a centre of excellence for disability swimming at Mandeville Aquatics began in 2009 and has developed well during the following years, though not without challenges. The primary objective is to teach children with a disability to swim. Thereafter we identify swimmers with talent and to develop them through individualised training programs to a level where they can compete successfully up to Paralympics level.