Teaching The Life Skills Of Swimming And Water Stewardship
We provide free swimming lessons and environmental education about clean water stewardship to underprivileged children who live along the earth’s open waters: rivers, lakes and oceans.
11 Jan 2022
Project We are delighted to be returning to Peru in 2022 for Swim Tayka’s 5th programme of positive change. Try…
- Huanchaco, PeruLocation
01 Mar 2022
Get Ready For A Life-Changing And Beautiful Adventure To Itacare In Bahia, Brazil Please join us in April – May…
- Itacare In Bahia, BrazilLocation
04 Jul 2022
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04 Jul 2022
Join Us In Bali, Indonesia To Help Teach Children To Swim Please join us for two weeks in July or…
- Keramas, Bali, IndonesiaLocation
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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.
Some of the success stories
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
Training Teachers In Tanzania Was Fun And RewardingOne of our biggest issues was the majority of the teachers only spoke Swahili, but thankfully one of the team, Ali had a good command of English and he did a sterling job translating for us. For me, it was a steep learning curve. I’m used to teaching children to swim normally on a one to one basis in the UK. While the work I do in drowning prevention in Bangladesh involves being with the children and getting them confident in the water. Here we were actually training other teachers. But it was fun and rewarding as time passed, to see our students understanding the basics of the new strokes.Becky Horsbrugh
Exciting, Enriching, Fulfilling, And HumblingI am very grateful for having had the privilege of working with wonderful volunteers, and so many wonderful children who were eager to learn! You just never know the impact you will have on someone, but in this case, it is my hope that because of this program, someone who may have drowned, won’t!Lisa Adams
Super Helpful EliaSuper helpful Elia, he supports the swimming lessons every morning! He gets in the pool with the trainer Daniel, no matter if there is rain or sun and helps to encourage each one of the children so that they can learn to swim! With a smile on his face and kindness, he influences the children positively!Elia
Swimming Lesson With The Children Of PeruIt was an amazing experience and I am so glad I was part of it.Fiona Logan
Being a little crazy with a French accent. She is crackers!“professor Chloé, la playa? la piscina?”, getting hugs and kisses on the cheeks. This was a wonderful feeling every day when we picked up the children.Chloé Joseph