Sanya to build 16 swimming pools for schools across city by 2020
Sanya is planning to give priority to allocating land and funds to build 16 swimming pools for primary, middle, and high schools across the city’s four districts — Haitang District, Tianya District, Yazhou District, and Jiyang District — by the end of 2019.
According to the Sanya Education Bureau, it is critical to make sure that young students have access to swimming lessons, especially here in Sanya. These pools will not only give students skills that could save their lives, but also will help improve their physical fitness.
Sanya currently has a total of 161 schools. Sanya No. 1 Middle School is the city’s only school with a pool that offers swimming lessons to students.
The “Pools for Schools” project will be funded with RMB 58.5 million from the provincial and municipal government budgets. All the aquatic facilities will be portable/collapsible pools, including seven 50-meter-long pools and nine 25-meter-long pools.
By 2020, training courses in swimming will be held for sports teachers in these schools. Each school will be asked to hire full-time/part-time swim instructors, lifeguards, and medical staff to help implement the the swimming universalization program.