The objectives of the swimming programmes:
KPS collaborated with Supersharkz Swim School, managed by siblings Mark and Marilyn Chua who are also former national swimmers, to organise the Novice Swim Meet, Orphans Learn to Swim and Water Safety Campaign.
2019 marked the fourth edition of the Selangor Novice Swim Meet, which witnessed a record number of 983 participants from 30 clubs and schools in the Klang Valley compared with 718 in 2018. The swim meet provided an avenue for young and talented children to compete and showcase their talent in swimming.
It was organised by PADE-Supersharkz in collaboration with Selangor Amateur Swimming Association (Pras) at the Darul Ehsan Aquatic Centre in Shah Alam. The competition received tremendous support at the grassroots level and is expected to continue growing.
From the Novice Swim Meet, 54 swimmers were selected for the Selangor Age Group while 2 were selected for the National Age Group competition.
Swimming lessons for orphans aim to create age-appropriate activities that focus on development of core aquatic skill compentencies. A total of 84 orphans from Rumah Nur Sakinah and Rumah Bimbingan dan Kebajikan At-Taqwa aged five to 17 years old were involved in the programme.
RM149,100 was spent for swimming programmes.
The Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Campaign has been organised for the past three years. It is an initiative to prevent and reduce drowning cases in Selangor. The campaign is aimed at spreading awareness on water safety. A total of 9,846 students from 13 schools in Selangor participated in the programme since 2017.
In 2017, students from Section 9, Shah Alam primary and secondary schools attended the programme, while students from primary schools at Bandar Anggerik, TTDI Jaya, Puncak Perdana, Jalan U3 Subang Perdana and Methodist ACS Klang participated in 2018. In 2019, participants were from primary schools at Bukit Rahman Putra, Bandar Tasik Puteri Rawang, Taman Bukit Subang, Yaacob Latif 1, Puchong and Sungai Binjai.
The exercises conducted in this campaign were expected to provide students with actual simulation of risks faced during water emergencies such as drowning. They were also exposed to the basics of CPR, how to recognise the signs of drowning and ways of helping a drowning victim.
KPS intends to continue this initiative throughout Selangor.
RM33,600 was spent for the KPS Water Safety Campaign.