Faisal Ahmad Helps Orphans, Others Swim With Big Goals

Faisal Ahmad Helps Orphans, Others Swim With Big Goals

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Faisal Ahmad, Jordan’s national swim team coach from Amman, also helps beginners in addition to the elite swimmer of his nation.

In the northern city of Irbid, Coach Ahmad is transforming the young lives of over 30 orphans with a programme called The National Program for the Development of Swimming in the SOS Children’s Village.

As a result of an international initiative following the 2012 London Olympic Games, the Jordan Swimming Federation is working with U.K. Sport and British Swimming to develop its own National Swimming Programme that Coach Ahmad is heading. This programme funds British coaches to train their Jordanian colleagues to help implement new techniques and drills to develop children in the pool from the age of three.

With the goal of ultimately helping swimmers qualify for the Olympics, Coach Ahmad also helps children without mothers or fathers to learn how to swim and prepare themselves for life. The good-natured coach with an obvious passion to help others says, “This is really a wonderful project that the children very much appreciate and enables me to give back to society and help others.”

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Steven Munatones