The Rwanda Swimming Federation (RSF) has trained the Teams President and coaches on how Doping is a bad against the rules of the Sport.
This training was attended by 22 members, took place on Sunday, August 20, 2023.
Was aimed to increase the knowledge of club presidents and coaches of different teams about the consequences of using drugs that enhance performance or actual drugs that continue to threaten this game in the world.
These members are trained in how to help athletes and teach them not to take drugs for the purpose of enhancing their immune system or to use drugs for self-harm during competition.
The Rwanda Swimming Federation (RSF), Girimbabazi Rugabira Pamela, said that they organized this training in order to inform their members and to be aware this problem that continues to take place in this sport around the world.
“We have prepared this training to remind presidents and coaches and everyone else who is with the player every day to know his/her life, to remind us of his principles and to know how he/she behaves.” She added
We didn’t plan it because there are these problems in Rwanda, but to avoid or prevent before.
Some of the participants said that, it is going to help them continue to prepare their players well.
The president of Rubavu Sporting Club, Habarugira Pierre Célestin, said that this training will help them to raise awareness among players to avoid drugs.
He said, “They showed us that a player must use his natural strength and training to achieve results. We have taken measures to teach the players to use their strength and avoid the boosters so that they can win first place”.
The Cercle Sportif de Kigali Club member, Mutesi Djamila said, “Some didn’t know the consequences but we had the opportunity to be trained. Now we are going to teach it to the players and explain to them how to avoid it and show them the disadvantages and negative effects of it, especially because they do it secretly.”
This training took place while Rwanda is preparing to host the competition of the East African Region “Africa Aquatics Swimming Zone 3” which is scheduled to be held in November and will be attended by nine countries.