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Putting drowning prevention on the world stage

SwimTayka had the chance to spread the word about the work we do, at the recent World Conference on Drowning Prevention.

The event, held in Perth, Australia, aimed to focus world attention on drowning prevention, gathering together experts in drowning prevention, lifesaving and water safety. SwimTayka was lucky to be represented at the four-day event by Dr Neil Rushton and SwimTayka trustee Robert Hamilton.

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Preparing for the English Channel Relay – A Cold Water Swimming Guide

Embarking on the formidable challenge of the English Channel relay? Cold water training is a crucial aspect of your preparation. With the Channel’s unpredictable and often icy conditions, acclimatising your body and mind to cold water is essential. This guide provides insights into the best UK locations for cold water training, tips for safe and effective practice, and resources to help you gear up for the ultimate swimming challenge.

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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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Close your eyes for a moment and imagine…


You’re on holiday… on a wonderfully idyllic, pristine beach… walking along with your feet in the cool water.
You stop for a moment to admire the view, smell the sea air and feel the warm sun on your face. 
You’re not too deep, so you stand firmly, feeling your toes in the sand as the water touches just below your knees.
The foamy waves wash up against your legs and drawback as you admire being in such a beautiful place. 
You take a moment to enjoy it …  and BREATHE!

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Chairmans Report 2021

Chairman report

More growth, pandemic and UN Resolution

A lot of work has gone into the SwimTayka Strategy as we have a strategy that aligns with the World Health Organizations key points on Drowning Prevention, giving us a good foundation for the next five to ten years. I feel confident that we can follow and campaign this strategy worldwide.

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Flying the flag for swimming and drowning prevention

To his grandchildren, he’s Grandad Bryan who takes them swimming. To SwimTayka, he’s the
founder and driving force behind our charity, which has one core value: no child should be denied
access to drowning prevention and swimming lessons because of their economic status.

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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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Meet 5 Young Innovators Healing the Oceans and Providing Clean Water

Plastic and pollution are wreaking havoc on our oceans, our environment, and our health. Every year:

Couple these daunting stats with the fact that microplastics were found in every sample of seafood purchased from one food market, and the reality becomes clear: something must be done.  

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How SwimTayka addresses clean water and food

Every year, 150 countries celebrate World Food Day, making it one of the most celebrated days on the UN calendar.  World Food Day was established in 1945 to commemorate the formation of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). 

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6 Young Environmental Activists to Watch

As climate issues have become more prominent, young people are more aware than ever their own future is at stake. They are standing up for their beliefs, educating and spreading awareness in their communities and around the world. 

Educating youth about the environment and the effects of climate change are more important than ever. These young environmental activists prove that anyone, no matter their age, can truly make a difference. 

Check out these 6 inspirational young leaders who are on the frontlines of the fight to protect our environment. 

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