World-class swimmer is committed to children: Franziska van Almsick gives swimming lessons | Regional

Hamburg – She goes with “Kids on a swimming course”!

The former world-class swimmer Franziska van Almsick (44) gave children a swimming lesson in a Norderstedter leisure pool on Sunday.

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The multiple Olympic medal winner draws attention to the fact that children need to learn to swim.

According to the foundation, half of the third graders cannot swim or can swim only insufficiently.

Since 2008, van Almsick has been involved with her project “Kids on Swimming Courses” and promotes swimming lessons at primary schools.

With financial support, the teachers are provided with trained trainers.

So far, around 8,000 primary school children across Germany have been supported in swimming courses.