Johannesburg Girls Preparatory School participates in the Learn-to-Swim Programme during the summer months; currently 130 Grade 1 pupils are registered, with the Grade 6 and 7 stronger swimmers learning basic water skills. An annual Swimathon is hosted by Roedean as a component of the Old Mutual Water Polo Prestige Cup.
All schools that participate in the Prestige Cup send their Learn-to-Swim children to participate. Ten Learn-to-Swim schools participate in the Swimathon.
It is evident from the amount of interest from the schools that there is a need to grow water-safe children in our communities and increase the footprint of swimming and water polo in South Africa.