Free swimming classes for students of government schools have been started in Rajasthan Agriculture College. 25 students are being given free swimming lessons.
The step to impart free coaching was taken after the realisation that these students were interested in jumping into the pool but the family’s financial condition prevented them from doing so. This is one of the main reasons why students of government schools could not participate in swimming despite the fact that the schools have a provision for swimming classes. Furthermore, government schools do not have a swimming pool of their own. Students from private schools can afford swimming classes; hence they get the opportunity of competing with others.
Physical Education Trainer Piyush Sukhwal took the initiative of training the students of government schools. He is imparting training to the students with the assistance of 2 other trainers free of cost. Students study in the first half of the day and attend swimming classes around 5 p.m. daily. He has contacted various government schools and requested them to send interested children for swimming classes. As of now, students of Government Fateh School, Guru Goving Singh School and school in RCA are attending swimming classes. 25 students are attending classes and if the results are encouraging, then the number of students will be increased.
Many students said that they had never seen a swimming pool before. Their parents couldn’t afford swimming classes. Now that they have this opportunity, they will avail the benefit of coaching and prepare themselves for competitions. They expressed their gratitude towards Piyush Sukhwal for his kindness.