Safeguarding Children Policy
At SwimTayka, we put the safety of the children we are entrusted to teach foremost in everything we do.
We exist to help them, teach them, encourage and nurture them and understand the responsibility we hold whilst they are in our care.
We have developed this policy with the children in mind and commit to doing everything in our power to keep them safe…
What We Do
An A5 leaflet telling you all about what we do and how we do it.
COVID Guidelines and Policy
Our volunteers, partners, and children’ safety and security are our top priority. The following are preventive measures implemented to protect our community at this time.
Annual Report 2021
Find out all about our projects, our strategic report and our accounts for 2021
SwimTayka Brand Guidelines
Our SwimTayka Brand Guidelines, our brand identity represents a female dolphin protecting her offspring (‘Tayka’ translates as ‘mother’) while at play within a pristine environment – emphasising that beyond the seriousness of our activities, swimming is for fun and that our open water environments should be celebrated and protected in equal measure. Swimming of course is at the heart of what we do and as such it too has been discretely placed within our identity.
Drowning Prevention Key Facts
Infographic on the KeyFact for Drowning Prevention.
Drowning is a silent epidemic that claims an estimated 360,000 lives every year, many of them children. Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide. These are wasted lives and preventable deaths.
A flyer or poster detailing details about SwimTayka
Terms and Conditions for Volunteering
The following conditions form the basis of your agreement
Some of the success stories
I came to know the NGO ETIV through an invitation to teach swimming lessons to students living in communities with few opportunities. From that moment on, I got to know the whole team and the work that is done in other areas such as English classes, environmental classes etc... and then I realized that everything that is done, is done with a lot of love and affection, with total responsibility and dedication to reach the goals. As soon as I started giving my classes, I realized that I was already fully involved in this project and that I was really happy to pass on my knowledge, not only to the students, but also to my co-workers, with a united team we made magical and fantastic events where everything went well and goals were achieved. These 2 months went by very fast and it's a shame that this project only lasts for such a short period each year. Congratulations to the team, and congratulations to SwimTayka.Swimming Teacher
“I think it’s important for everyone to be able to swim, because it is a lifesaving measure. It is very fun to enjoy swimming in rivers and the ocean. Learning to swim opens up other opportunities like being able to surf or stand-up-paddle.”ETIV-do-Brasil
“I like the classes, they are very fun. I like always learning something new every class. I enjoy being together with cool people and making new friendships. I enjoy splashing in the water with my friends. It is fun learning different styles of swimming like butterfly and crawl, and my teachers are all really cool.”Children in Brazil
"I’m very happy to have gotten this amazing opportunity. I love swimming and I can’t wait to swim in the ocean and go to the beach with my family, and practise all the swimming styles that I learned. I feel good after the swimming classes, swimming is good for my health and body.”Children in Brazil
Who Wants To Go The Beach?The highlight of everyone’s day (children and volunteers alike) is hearing “Who wants to go the beach?” Without fail the universal response is an excited chorus of “yays and yes’s.” The beach segment includes beach clean-up along with individual and team-building games and activities. But the real treat is hopping in the ocean and practising pool drills along with having free time. Volunteering with SwimTayka truly is a unique experience and an opportunity I’m so glad to have had.Gary Emich