water-iconOur Swimming School

At the Swimming School of Local Dreamers, children from the project neighborhood La Arcadia are introduced to sport and water, regardless of gender, social background and economic situation.

Project Swimming School

In November 2014 we started a pilot for a new social-pedagogic and sportive project, with a group of 6 volunteers and 9 enthusiastic kids. Children of parents, who do not have the possibility to pay for an expensive swimming course, can literally learn to keep their heads above the water at the swimming school of Local Dreamers. On Friday afternoons, we teach them the basic techniques of swimming in the two swimming pools that we rent in the neighborhood of La Arcadia. We take their safety very serious, swimming classes are always joined by a supervisor of Local Dreamers.

The Swimming School project is a great joy for both the children as the volunteers. The focus of the classes is on fun, motion and swimming techniques.

Due to maintenance work at the facility, the Swimming School will be closed in July and August!

Former Dreamers

How can you help?

Spanish

Location

Costs volunteers

Costs interns

At the Swimming School you can take the role of manager/project coordinator or as a swimming teacher/assistant to the manager.

  • Prepare and give swimming classes in a safe and structured manner;
  • Introduce the kids to sport and motion;
  • Oversee the swimming classes;
  • Safeguard the balance, structure and progress of the project;
  • Keep in touch with the kids´ parents, talk to them before or after workshop if necessary;
  • Chair and/or prepare our monthly Swimming School team-meetings;
  • Actively involve yourself with the organization and the project: What is needed? What can be improved?;
  • Create a safe and stimulating sport environment;
  • Promote important values like respect and collaboration.

We oblige the teachers of the Swimming School to take a base course in Spanish at our Quito office. For the manager or coordinator of the project, it is mandatory to follow an intensive course. For more information, see our Spanish course page.

Cost

First 4 weeks

From the 5th week

Room & Board*

  €220,-

  €55,- p.w.

Project

  €335 (only once)

       –

Preparation & Guidance

  €290,-

  €55,- p.w.

Total cost

  €845,-
(excl. Spanish  course)

  €110 p.w
(excl. Spanish  course)

Spanish Basic**

€264,-

  €66,- p.w.

Spanish Intensive**

€440,-

Spanish Specialist**

€660,-

* In Quito you will stay with a host family. Your family provides a daily breakfast and dinner, which are included in the price.

** You can choose between a Spanish Basic, Intensive or Specialist course. The Basic course includes 24 hours of (private) Spanish clases. The Intensive Spanish course includes 40 hours of (private) Spanish clases. You can also choose the Specialist course. This course contains – sometimes depending on the project(s) – a minimum of 60 hours of private lessons.

Cost

First 4 weeks

From the 5th week

Room & Board*

  €220,-

  €55,- p.w.

Project

  €275 (only once)

       –

Preparation & Guidance

  €300,-

  €70,- p.w.

Total cost

  €795,-
(excl. Spanish  course)

  €125 p.w
(excl. Spanish  course)

Spanish Basic**

€264,-

  €66,- p.w.

Spanish Intensive**

€440,-

Spanish Specialist**

€660,-

* In Quito you will stay with a host family. Your family provides a daily breakfast and dinner, which are included in the price.

** You can choose between a Spanish Basic, Intensive or Specialist course. The Basic course includes 24 hours of (private) Spanish clases. The Intensive Spanish course includes 40 hours of (private) Spanish clases. You can also choose the Specialist course. This course contains – sometimes depending on the project(s) – a minimum of 60 hours of private lessons.

PHOTOS

Why swimming courses?

On the rooftop of our office in Quito, co-founder Aldert and intern Judith explain why we started a swimming course.

Sign up for the Swimming School project!

If you are interested in the Swimming School project, and you want more information, please contact us via the ‘join us button’. Be aware that we don’t have any full-time projects. We always compose a project plan in collaboration with the volunteer, and try to match the qualities of our volunteers with the right activities. Volunteers do best what they have been educated in.
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