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Outlook - The Swimming Coach Who Changed Lives

Matthew Bannister finds out how Sthembiso Madiya kept a South African township pool open through years of violence and gave strength and hope to a generation.

South African swimming coach Sthembiso Madiya kept his township pool open through years of violence and influenced a generation of local youngsters. He's joined on Outlook by one of the boys he taught, lifeguard-turned-actor Sihle Xaba; and film-maker Sara Blecher, who used Sthembiso's story as the starting point for her award-winning film Otelo Burning. Picture: Sthembiso Madiya outside Lamontville swimming pool.

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 2:32AM Wed, 2 Jan 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 3:32PM Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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  • Duration 28 minutes

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