The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport is encouraging the nation to capitalise on the opportunity to learn to swim as a Japanese coach has been hired to train persons at the National Aquatic Centre and the Colgrain pool.
According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), Kumito Inuzeka has already started training sessions less than one month after her arrival. Inuzeka has more than 20 years experience as a swimming coach. She has taught in Japan, Guatemala and Panama. She will be here for six months to work primarily with persons from ages five to 15.
Training sessions for athletes who represent Guyana on the international stage will be held at the Aquatic Centre, while training for other persons will be done at the Colgrain pool. Sessions will also be held in Linden over the weekend. Interested persons are invited to obtain application forms from the National Sports Commission.
GINA said plans are also in train to for a Cuban swimming coach to work in Guyana.