Swimming Event Against Woman Abuse | Western Cape Government


Swimming Event Against Woman Abuse

7 August 2013

Western Province Aquatics will partner with Virgin Active South Africa and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) to host a Women’s Day event (starting at 9:00) at the Blue Downs Swimming Pool on Friday, 9 August 2013.

Hundreds of women from various abuse protection centres and disadvantaged communities in the City of Cape Town are expected to attend the event, which will mainly focus on preventing woman abuse.

The partners have been running a “drop box/ trolley run” initiative so that members of the public can donate items to centres for abused women.

Ms Nabilah Diedericks of Western Province Aquatics says this event will highlight an issue of great concern in this day and age.

Various guest speakers are expected to raise awareness of woman abuse and motivate people to take action. The physical exercise component of the programme includes body mass index (BMI) tests, “learn to swim” lessons, aqua aerobics, self-defence, Pilates and yoga.

The partners are committed to working better together to make this a memorable day in support of abused women and other affected people.

Media Enquiries: 

Tania Colyn
Acting Head of Communication Service
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Tel: 021 483 9877
E-mail: Tania.Colyn@westerncape.gov.za