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DROWNING PREVENTION

SwimTayka Dives into African Waters to Prevent Drowning

Perth, Australia – In a pivotal move towards global drowning prevention, SwimTayka has partnered with local entities in Africa to confront the critical issue of drowning, which accounts for the deaths of nearly 236,000 individuals globally each year. This significant collaboration was spotlighted at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2023 (WCDP 2023), conducted from 4-7 December in Perth, Western Australia.

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Creating self-sustaining swim programmes around the world

There is a great proverb that goes, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.

And this is, in our own way, exactly what we aim to do with our SwimTayka programmes (and it’s a bonus that the proverb is water-related!)

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Drowning message gets splash of colour thanks to street artist

London street artist EyeSaw – AKA Paul Cottie – has put drowning prevention in the picture by
painting a 2m high mural in the Cotswolds.

Carrying the clear message ‘Think before you sink’, the artwork was created to mark World
Drowning Prevention Day and was commissioned by swimming charity SwimTayka.

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Are you ready to make a splash?

It’s time to celebrate World Drowning Prevention Day with SwimTayka! 

Are you ready to make a splash? It’s time to mark World Drowning Prevention Day with SwimTayka! 

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Swim programmes make a splash landing in Brazil

Learning to swim and learning to care for the environment are back on the curriculum, as our swim lessons once again make a splash in Brazil.

Thanks to the SwimTayka partnership with ETIV do Brasil, children living in and around Itacaré, Bahia, on Brazil’s beautiful Cocoa Coast, are now taking part in our swimming programme and learning this essential life skill.

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Photographer showcases SwimTayka’s drowning prevention work

Thanks to the talents of photographer John Peltier, we have a fantastic gallery of images from our programme in Peru – the first we have been able to run for two years, due to Covid.

Working with Photographers Without Borders, John spent time with SwimTayka in the coastal city of Huanchaco. Here, we partner with Otra Cosa Network, an NGO which runs programmes for local children focusing on literacy, environmental awareness, sustainability and drowning prevention (which is where we come in).

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Meet Team SwimTayka

Learn all about some of the incredible people working behind the scenes for our charity.

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UK swim charity backs United Nation’s historic pledge to reduce drowning

UK children’s swim charity SwimTayka has welcomed news that world governments are for the first time pledging to put more effort into drowning prevention.

UN General Assembly members have adopted an historic resolution, committing to greater efforts to prevent drowning. 

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Turning the tide against child drownings in Vietnam

It’s an alarming statistic. More than 2,000 children drown every year in Vietnam and it’s the leading cause of child death. But one man is on a mission to turn this figure around and with his organisation he’s already making progress.

Meet Graham Buckley, whose love of the water turned into a passion to teach children to swim.

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World Conference on Drowning Prevention – 2019

World Conference on Drowning Prevention in October 2019, Durban, South Africa

Back in 2017, Bryan and Dena attended the conference in Vancouver when SwimTayka was still a young emerging brand in the world of Charities and NGOs, and we were still finding our feet.

So attending this conference 2 years later, we were more focused on what we wanted to get from the event and the people we wanted to meet.

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