ONE of the largest schools in the country Rishikul Maha Sabha will soon have a new swimming pool.
School manager Vijay Nair confirmed this yesterday saying that given the large number of drowning cases this year, the school is investing in teaching their students to swim.
"This will be taught to all the students — that means preschool, primary school and Rishikul College students. It will be made a part of their school timetable," Mr Nair said.
"Fiji has a lot of drowning cases and Rishikul wants to play its role in reducing these drowning cases," he said.
The pool is expected to be 25ft x 90ft in size and will be completed before the end of this year, he said.
"The pool will have changing rooms, toilet facilities and a canteen," public relations officer Jowahir Lal said.
"We also intend on having the public benefit from the pool after school hours and on weekends," he said.
Mr Lal said there would be full-time swimming instructors so that as students learnt a new skill, they would also gain fitness.