Mauritius Sports Council renews partnership for swimming programmes

The Mauritius Sports Council (MSC) has renewed its partnership with Quality Beverages Ltd (QBL), with the objective of providing swimming and water safety lessons to primary school pupils and the youth.
An agreement extending the partnership over the next three years was signed, this afternoon, at the Serge Alfred Swimming Pool, in Beau Bassin, by the Chairperson of the MSC, Mrs Sarah Rawat-Currimjee, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QBL, Mr Inigo de Prado. The Assistant Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Mr Muhammad Azhar Mamoojee, and other personalities were also present.
In her remarks for the occasion, the Chairperson of the MSC recalled that the partnership was first launched in 2015 in the context of the ‘Nager, c’est vital’ (Swimming is essential) initiative, which proposed swimming activity to children and youth during summer school holidays. She stated that the partnership now covers ‘Natation scolaire’ (school swimming programme), and ‘Anou Naze’ (Let us swim project) for young Rodriguans.
Highlighting the importance of teaching swimming and survival skills to children, Mrs Sarah Rawat-Currimjee elaborated on the Natation Scolaire programme, which, from a pilot project targeting some 30 primary schools in January 2017 is now a component of the school curriculum of all grade four pupils. The project is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, and the MSC.

For his part, the CEO of QBL welcomed the resumption of the Natation Scolaire Programme, as COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. He commended the endeavour which would enable over 10,000 Grade 4 pupils from 230 primary schools to learn how to swim. Mr Inigo de Prado said that QBL would be disbursing some Rs 11 million over the next three years, under the partnership, in the form of swimming caps and bags to pupils participating in the swimming activities, and for the maintenance of the swimming pools, among others.

Theme: International Day for Sport Development and Peace & World Cancer Day.
• Deadline for registration is on 16th April 2022.
• Deadline for submission of videos is on 30th April 2022.
• 1st Prize : Rs 21,000
2nd Price: Rs 12,000
3rd Prize: Rs 6,000



Pictures of the activities at Pointe Jerome :







Group age: 7yrs – 17yrs



Week 1 :20 DECEMBER 2021 to  23 DECEMBER 2021

Week 2 :27 DECEMBER 2021 to  29 DECEMBER 2021



  • Registration forms can be downloaded online and sent via email to or can be dropped at the Mauritius Sports Council, Belle Rose before deadline.


REGISTRATION FORM : Registration Form Summer Holidays Sports Camp 2021

Nager C’est Vital



Group age: 7yrs – 24yrs



Week 1: 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December 2021

Week 2: 27th, 28th & 29th December 2021


Time: 09 00 – 13 00 hours


Swimming Pools: Serge Alfred Swimming Pool, Pavillon Swimming, Mare d’Albert Swimming Pool, Rivière du Rempart Swimming Pool, Souvenir Swimming Pool



  • Registration forms can be downloaded online and sent via email to or can be dropped at the Mauritius Sports Council, Belle Rose before deadline.
  • Please precise time slot and swimming pool of your choice on the registration form.
  • Please bring your own swimming cap.
  • All sanitary protocols will be observed.
  • Disinfection of the area will take place after each session.
  • 24 participants will be allowed per sessions/hour.

Deadline to submit registration form: Friday 17th December 2021


Signature de Contrat entre Yoplait/Candia et la Mauritius Sports Council