SwimTayka’s success at the STA Conference

The Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) annual conference, held in October, gave SwimTayka the perfect platform to connect with industry experts, swimming professionals, and enthusiastic volunteers. 

We sent a team headed by Fundraising Manager Ash Fanglore and our Founder Bryan Avery, along with other dedicated staff members. It was a wonderful opportunity for SwimTayka, providing ongoing and long-term benefits to our charity.

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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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Chairman Report 2022

What a year. Coming out of the pandemic, with our full complement of volunteers this year, it was challenging but very successful, as they all supported the programmes and our partnering organisations worldwide.

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Double gold for SwimTayka’s Bryan Avery at Ice Swimming World Championships

Last week saw Samoéns, in France, host the 5th Ice Swimming World Championships and we’re delighted that our very own Bryan Avery was taking part.

Bryan is an enthusiastic open-water swimmer, and he was representing Team GB in the 100m and 50m breaststroke swims.

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Coronavirus our Programmes

The UK Government has issued an Exceptional travel advisory notice. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide.

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UK Space Agency get to hear about SwimTayka

The UK space agency allows their staff volunteering time for charities and Jody Fry prepared and published this article on the internal news about SwimTayka.

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Communications Strategy

We engaged the impressive Kat Luckok of Share Impact to guide our communications strategy planning, which we are now implementing, you can see the benefit of this through our social media channels, why not follow and like us on them?

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Giving Back

SwimTayka is non-profit organisation saving lives by teaching underprivileged children to swim

When Bryan Avery, a man who has swum not only the English Channel but also around the island of Manhattan, New York; across the Catalina Channel, of the coast of California and around the island of Kho Tao, Thailand, decided it was time to give back to swimming and help the children from deprived areas of the world to swim, he did so in a big way.

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RLSS UK’s Lifesavers Magazine

The SwimTayka community and how it all started….

This months LIFESAVERS magazine from the RLSS UK sees a SwimTayka article on the community and how it all started.

As a youngster, long time RLSS UK member Bryan Avery had a passion for competitive lifesaving, encouraged and coached by Pat O’Connell. This passion went on to fuel Bryan’s swims across the English Channel, around Manhattan Island and across Lake Titicaca.

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