Vanuatu Aquatics Federation (VAF) are back in the water with their fun, social and, active weekly programs held down at Mele beach.

The success of their Water Polo and Mamas Aqua Aerobics program in 2018 has seen both activities return in 2019 with bigger numbers and bigger plans. They plan to take water polo and aqua aerobics around Efate to reach many more communities to help increase physical activity levels with children, youth and women.

Water Polo is still a new sport in Vanuatu however, it has a fast growing following from the wider community . The water polo program is fun and social, it allows for development of skills needed for the game along with water safety skills which, living here in Vanuatu, are an important skill to have.

Aqua Aerobics is a great program that encourages girls and women to get active. The activity involves light exercises in waist deep water whilst listening to music. The enjoyment from this program is infectious and VAF have big plans to build up the aqua program with strong women groups around Efate.

The programs started last week down at Mele beach which is VAF main location for all activities. Here is where they run ‘water polo’, ‘aqua aerobics’ and ‘learn to swim’ lessons throughout the week. VAF would like to invite anyone who wishes to participate in their programs to register with Wan Smolbag (WSB) for Vt100, down at the WSB Yut Senta The water polo program runs Tuesday at 12pm to 1.30pm. The Mama’s aqua aerobics program runs Wednesday afternoons at 4.30pm and Thursday lunchtimes at 12pm to 1.15pm.

Raymond Nasse

Sports Editor

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