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					Swimming South Africa

Presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee
August 2005

Brief
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Contribution to building young teams through:
Development programmes  Transformation progress  Succession plan
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Included an update on general activities

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SSA Strategic interventions
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High Performance Transformation Policy Drive to develop partnerships with local municipalities Mass participation programme (SRSA hub link) New geographical focus areas Department of Education Department of Water Affairs Rural Splash focus Leadership programmes Job creation BMI Study

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SSA’s National Squad Strategy
SSA has appointed a National Coaching Director, Mr Dirk Lange  A National Squad Strategy has been developed and implemented:
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5 Squads Swimming, 4 squads OWS  100 swimmers & 16 Open Water Swimmers  34 black swimmers & 4 black OWS  40 female swimmer & 7 female OWS  31 coaches (13 black)
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Strategic principles
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Clear selection criteria Clear objectives Senior athletes:
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International competition Supportive programmes in RSA Camps Education Proudly South Africa

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Junior athletes
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Coaching
Long-term, sustainable programmes for coaches  Coach development programmes  Consistent & professional coaching practices  International benchmarking  Junior coach development
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Recent Major International Participation
Commonwealth Youth Games  Sub-Saharan Meet  World Championships  Africa Junior Championships
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Summary of participation
Competition Total team size # Black % Black # Female % Female

Commonwealth Youth Games

14

3

21%

7

50%

Sub-Saharan Meet

10

10

100%

5

50%

World Championships

12

3

25%

5

42%

Africa Junior Championships

27

13

48%

14

52%

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Performances
Competition
Commonwealth Youth Games

Position
1st

# Medals 27

Gold
13

Silver
5

Bronze
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Performances of black & female swimmers 3 silvers, 2 bronze

3 of 4 top SA team performers female swimmers
Best performance in SA Team female swimmer (M Corfe) 8 medals World Championships 4th 5 2 1 2 2 swam PB's 2 broke 3 SA Jnr records Africa Junior Championships 1st 98 54 35 9 4 gold, 12 silver, 5 bronze

Sub-Saharan Meet

9 event records broken Daniel won Victor Laudorum in his age group

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Level 3 medal count for black swimmers

40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Gold Silver Bronze Total 2003 2004 2005

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High Performance Initiatives
Ladies 4x200m freestyle relay squad  Coach education focus, including mentoring programmes  Team coaching strategy  National training centre programmes  Team Management training group  Academy programmes (gold, silver, bronze swimmers)
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Transformation Policy
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Draft policy (revised) Awaiting SASCOC directive to finalise policy to ensure alignment Targets set for national level Targets set for each province, and to be translated to clubs Holistic plan, considering athletes, administrators, coaches, team managers, officials, etc.

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Partnerships
Local and provincial authorities  Learn to Swim programmes  Funds for sustained programme delivery  Access to facilities  Access to schools  Human resource support  Access to office facilities
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Partnerships contd..
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Nothern Cape (Douglas, Kuruman, Sol Plaatjie) Western Cape (Cape Town City, Brede Valley) Free State (Bethlehem Municipality, Reitz
Municipality)

Kwazulu-Natal (Mhlatuze Municipality, Ethikweni
Municipality, Umdoni Municipality, Ugu Municipality)

Eastern Cape (Nelson Mandela Metro, Buffalo City
Municipality)

Gauteng (Ekhuruleni Municipality)

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Mass participation
SSA has model being implemented through LTS programme  Linkage to SRSA hubs  Synergy between SSA & SRSA programmes  Direct liaison at local level
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New Focus Areas
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Where?
North West  Limpopo  Mpumalanga  Northern Cape  Northern Gauteng area
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Meetings with all role-players:
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Incl. Government, Academies, Swimming associations, etc

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Department of Education
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Meeting to identify areas of co-operation (13/7/05):
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Aquatic Awareness integrated into the curriculum Teaching teachers to swim Learn to Swim integrated into the curriculum

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Role-out plan recommended Currently awaiting Dept of Education feedback A schools strategy to be developed – driven by SRSA & DoE strategy for school sport.

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Job Creation
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Business skills programme
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Unemployed youth

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Instructor training
Employment as life guards  Establishment of swim schools
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Leadership training/programmes  Succession planning
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Department of Water Affairs
Regulation of usage of water for recreational purposes: DWAF initiative with SSA involvement  Learn to Swim support to communities where new dams are being built
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Rural Splash
February to April 2005  Focus on training instructors (110)  Implemented programmes with children in rural communities (420 in this period alone)  Eastern Cape & Free State mainly  Also Kwazulu-Natal
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BMI Study
DEMOGRAPHICS OF SWIMMING PARTICIPANTS

SWIMMING PARTICIPANTS BY POPULATION GROUP [2004]

# OF ADULT PARTICIPANTS

# OF JUNIOR PARTICIPANTS

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS

Black

146 000

93 100

239 100

White

412 000

91 700

503 700

Coloured

54 000

79 900

133 900

Asian

58 000

46 400

104 400

TOTAL

670 000

311 100

981 100

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BMI Study
ADULT PARTICIPANTS [ X 000’S] 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

White Participants

363

403

386

388

408

431

428

425

413

412

Black Participants

72

74

71

84

97

107

113

126

137

146

Asian/ Coloured

79

85

95

97

102

108

104

107

109

112

Total Swimming

514

562

552

569

607

646

645

658

659

670

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BMI Study
JUNIOR PARTICIPANTS
JUNIOR PARTICIPANTS BOYS GIRLS TOTAL

Black

39 000

54 100

93 100

White

43 500

48 200

91 700

Coloured

35 500

44 400

79 900

Asian

20 200

26 200

46 400

TOTAL

138 200

172 900

311 100

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BMI Study
IM AGE EVALUATION OF SWIM M ING AM ONGST BLACKS
Dedication Clever/Thinking Dynamic For All/Family/Friends Modern Macho Adventurous Aggression Stylish/Graceful Cosy/Warm Elitist Endurance
-50 0 Percentage
-1 3 4 1 3 -40 32 -22 1 8 1 4 24 1 6 34 36

IM AGE EVALUATION OF SWIM M ING AM ONGST WHITES

Dedication Clever/Thinking Dynamic For All/Family/Friends Modern Macho Adventurous Aggression
50 100
-40 30 -1 7 5 32 -27 6 20 6 26 36

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Stylish/Graceful Cosy/Warm Elitist Endurance
-100 -50 0 Percentage

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100

RED: YELLOW: BLUE:
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KEY TO GRAPHS The sport is definitely like this The sport is to some extent like this The sport is definitely not like this


				
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