US holds swimming master class for Vietnamese coaches and disabled athletes
  • | VOV | November 07, 2023 09:47 AM
As many as 50 coaches and athletes with disabilities have attended a swimming master class put on by experts Rudy Garcia-Tolson and Julia Harbough of the United States.

50 coaches and athletes with disabilities are attending a swimming master class put on by US experts (Photo:VNP)

The classes were held by the US Mission in Vietnam, the Sports Envoy Programme under the US Department of State, and the Vietnam Paralympic Association.

The special event takes place in the context that the Vietnam-US relationship has been upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership, says US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Susan Burns.

Upon addressing the meeting, Huynh Vinh, president of the Vietnam Paralympic Association, emphasized that the training scheme aims to equip coaches with professional training knowledge whilst improving sports skills for people with disabilities to allow them to integrate into the community.

He noted that it will also help disabled athletes to learn practice methods in a bid to improve their performances when competing at international tournaments.

During the training course, the US experts will help Vietnamese coaches and athletes gain a better understanding about Paralympic rules, maintain their health, prevent injuries, and introduce swimming techniques.

The class is due to last until November 10.

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