VOV.VN -A 23-year-old Vietnamese woman has been killed after being swept out to sea by a large wave while swimming in the waters off of Takeigama beach in Kashima of Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan.
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on June 1 held a ceremony to launch a movement encouraging locals to practice swimming against drowning.
A conference took place in Hanoi on November 27 to review the outcomes of a nationwide programme on safe swimming and drowning prevention for children for 2016-2020.
The Vietnamese team won 31 gold, 46 silver and 44 bronze medals, as of 3pm on September 21, temporarily standing fourth in the medal tally of the ongoing ninth ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia, according to the General Department of Sports and Physical Training.
Vietnam’s swimming and athletic teams on September 19 pocketed four more gold medals at the 9th ASEAN Para Games held in Malaysia.
Vietnamese athletes competed successfully on the seventh official competition day of the 29th SEA Games with seven gold medals gained in track and field, swimming and table tennis.
Vietnam continues targeting a place among the top three countries in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will be held in Malaysia from August 19-31.
Swim Vietnam, a charity based in central Vietnam, will provide free swimming training courses for students and teachers in the central city of Danang from 2017.
Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won a bronze medal at the ongoing Asian Swimming Championships in the women’s 200m freestyle event in Tokyo on November 18 in a time of 1 minute 59 31 seconds.
Over 4,300 children in t he central province of Thua Thien – Hue were taught swimming skills during this year’s summer under a project funded by the Nordic Assistance to Vietnam/ Norwegian Church Aids (NAV/NCA).
VOV.VN - The first team of the Vietnamese sports delegation left for Brazil on July 25 for Rio Olympics 2016.
Vietnam take part in the Finswimming World Junior Championship in France from July 4 to July 11 in Annemasse City.
Teaching children to swim is one of the most effective ways to reduce drowning accidents in Vietnam, but this work has yet to produce results as expected.
The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has opened free swimming skills training for teachers and children in the locality from June 13-25.
Children in the central province of Quang Ngai have been taught swimming skills right in river instead of swimming pools.
Vietnamese disabled swimmer Vo Thanh Tung brought home a gold medal at the 2016 IPC Swimming European Open Championships which wrapped up in Funchal, on the island of Madeira, Portugal on May 7.
Vietnamese athletes with disabilities have shattered 16 records at the 8th ASEAN Para Games, which is taking place in Singapore from December 3.
Swimming and powerlifting brought five more gold medals for Vietnam at the ongoing ASEAN ParaGames 2015 in Singapore on December 5.
Vietnamese disabled athletes in the swimming and weightlifting teams will leave for Japan for a short training session.
Adding three more gold medals to her tally, Army swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien powered her way to 16 gold medals at the National Swimming Championships on the concluding day.