The Foundation signed a partnership with Aqwa Itineris on March 4 in Auriol (13).
It looks like a normal truck on the outside, but inside the trailer is an eight-meter-long water tank with adjustable depth, as well as showers and changing rooms. It is a mobile swimming pool, created by the non-profit association Aqwa Itineris, whose objective is to allow access to swimming in municipalities that do not have the necessary infrastructure.
The operation is supported by the Princess Charlene Foundation, which works to prevent drowning and has signed a partnership with the association. “From 2022, this new partnership will aim to help municipalities that do not have suitable infrastructure (…) Many French towns and villages would like to have their own swimming pool to be able to offer aquatic activities to young people and follow the National Education curriculum, but not all of them can afford the investment and operating costs of traditional swimming pools.“, specifies the press release of the Foundation.
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The partnership agreement, signed on Friday by Gareth Wittstock, secretary general of the Foundation, provides for the co-financing of the project by the Monegasque association. Schoolchildren, people with reduced mobility and seniors from isolated communities will therefore be able to enjoy the swimming pool, which remains for a few days before continuing on its way. Each year, more than 800 students learn to swim thanks to the device.