Your support makes it possible to share the life skills of open water swimming and to promote environmental stewardship for our earth’s waters.
Teaching the World to Swim
Water is life. Life is learning.
We nurture the next generation of world swimmers who truly respect and care for our earth’s open waters.
SwimTayka sends qualified instructors to poor communities around the world, to:
By teaching the local people to swim and be educated in water preservation, it will open doors to future jobs for them such as lifesaving, swimming instructors etc.
Our vision is that no child shall be denied access to swimming lessons because of their economic status.
We envisage a world where children grow up with respect for their environment and understand how their rivers, their lakes and their oceans play an important part in maintaining a healthy life free from waterborne illnesses, how they are the source of wholesome food and providers of their livelihoods.
SwimTayka works to connect organisations in waterside communities that need to develop and promote free swimming lessons for children, with qualified swimming instructor volunteers from around the world. Volunteer programmes run from two weeks to two months and include providing instruction in basic water safety, swimming, first aid, and environmental education.
A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified instructors. If you think you qualify for a scholarship please contact us directly using the contact form below.
Do you have a gap in your current teaching activities? Do you need a source for swimming teachers now or in the future?
We can help.
We work with existing Organisations to provide a one stop shop for putting Organisations in touch with qualified teachers around the world.
Please use the contact form to let us know what you need and we'll take it from there.
We look forward to working with you.
The children were so happy to see us each morning when we arrived to take them to the ocean (yes, the ocean). They were grateful that someone would give up their time to take them to the beach and teach them how to swim.
Deux jours après mon arrivée à Huanchaco, dans l’ONG Otra Cosa Network, j’ai rencontré ma future équipe de travail: Bryan & Quique (pour les intimes) avec qui j’allais donner des cours de natation à des enfants incroyables (et je ne pèse pas mes mots) ! Des enfants toujours motivés, qui veulent apprendre, remplis d’énergie et tellement attachants.
¡Una experiencia fantástica y tan gratificante
In Huanchaco, many of the children in the poorer areas come from migrant families, originally from the highlands, where not many people know how to swim. What SwimTayka is doing is amazing, and it really changes the children’s relationship to the ocean and boosts their self confidence!
We are happy to assist you with any questions you may have about SwimTayka. Please read our FAQ’s first and then contact us if you still have a question.
Bryan is a triathlete, an Ironman and World Traveller. He is an accomplished ultra marathon swimmer having swam The English Channel, around Manhattan Island NYC and The Catalina Channel to name a few. His passion and enthusiasm for swimming is his driving force. Now lives in England
Dena is a triathlete, world traveler and consultant in water conflict management. She is passionate about swimming, water education and the preservation of community eco-systems. She recently spent a year living in Bolivia with her family. She resides in Portland, Oregon, USA.