Posts in African Heart

HEROES is a Kirsty Coventry Academy initiative that provides free sporting activities to children in underserved areas of Zimbabwe. It is a community-based program that leverages the power of sport as an effective method for tackling critical issues in these areas. By utilizing existing schools, sports centres, fields, and volunteer coaches we create a safe and fun environment where children can play sport.

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Drowning Prevention

According to the WHO, over 350 000 people die from drowning every year, over half are among those under 25 years of age. Kirsty has made it her mission to help decrease drowning statistics. Swimming is the only sport that can save a life, which is why the Kirsty Coventry Academy’s Learn-to-Swim and HEROES programs teach children about water safety and drowning prevention.

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Zimbabwe Olympic Committee

Kirsty’s role as Vice President of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee gives her the opportunity to work closely with all stakeholders to help ensure Zimbabwe athletes are fully supported. Her 20 plus years of being an International Elite Athlete has given her a unique perspective and she is looking forward to imparting that knowledge to Zimbabwe's future sporting stars. Kirsty will also be the Chef De Mission for the Zimbabwe delegation at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018.

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