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!
On the Swimming School the children are really pushing their boundaries!
At the Swimming School you can take the role of manager/project coordinator or as a swimming teacher/assistant to the manager.
It is important that the trainers, manager or coordinator of the Soccer School to take spanish lessons to be able to participate and communicate with local people. In our office in Quito we have experienced teachers. During the lessons besides Spanish you will learn about culture and get enough experience. This is ideal because you will also have the opportunity to participate in all our projects in Quito: English school, swimming school, soccer school and other interesting activities, see our Spanish course page.
The prices of a Spanish course in your country of origin normally vary between 20 and 30 euros per hour. Local Dreamers offers its volunteers and interns excellent Spanish classes (private) for the price of only € 11 per lesson. Every volunteer and intern are very excited about our Spanish lessons.
The main office of Local Dreamers is in Quito the capital of Ecuador. There is also the meeting point to direct our volunteers and interns to the different projects. Our facilities have everything you need to prepare your lessons. We have a pleasant working environment with computers, internet and printers. In the cafeteria you can prepare a good cup of tea, coffee and a snack. Outside our office, just one step away, you will have access to all the facilities you need, for example, a large supermarket, restaurants (with a full menu for less than three euros) stationery stores, bakeries and even hairdressers, etc.
Upon your arrival at the airport, José Luis (our driver) will be waiting to take you to our office, where one of our guides will be waiting to take you to your lodging and will also teach you everything you need while you get used to the projects and how to get around in Ecuador.
First 4 weeks: €790,-
From the 5th week: €150,- p.w
WHAT IS INCLUDES?
By choosing one of our projects in the city of Quito you have the opportunity to participate in all the other projects in Quito at no additional cost
As a serious and responsible organization we ask for the following requirements to participate in our projects:
• Fill out registration form
• Sign general terms and conditions
• Sign code of conduct
• Have travel insurance
• Criminal background check
• Copy of passport
Important: to reserve it is necessary to pay a registration fee
Former volunteer Sterre de Geus (21) described a day as a swimming teacher for us:
Why swimming courses?
On the rooftop of our office in Quito, co-founder Aldert and intern Judith explain why we started a swimming course.