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The Swimming Coach Who Changed Lives

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 January 2013

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.

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