We provide free swimming lessons and environmental education for clean water stewardship to underprivileged children who live along the earth’s open waters: rivers, lakes and oceans.

SwimTayka sends qualified instructors into poor communities around the world to:

  • educate children about the care of their open water and to preserve it for generations to come
  • teach children how to swim, with the ultimate goal of saving lives

By teaching the local people to swim and educating them in water preservation, it will open doors to future jobs for them such as lifesaving and swimming instruction.


SwimTayka connects organisations in poor waterside communities with qualified volunteer swimming instructors from around the world to develop and promote free swimming lessons for children. Volunteer programmes run from two weeks up to two months and include 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 are eligible for a scholarship, please contact us directly using the contact form below.

  • Planting mangrove seedlings by the river with the children of Passagem, Brazil in celebration of Earth Day! 🌏… https://t.co/oI3CHF29fd
  • #environmental water stewardship education plays an important part of teaching the children about water and if you… https://t.co/a6MJJv9YHG
  • Giving the support to the children of Brazil, building the next generation of confident and able swimmers.… https://t.co/SYDwqBfhRb
  • We are so proud of the team that have come together in Bimini to deliver a phenomenal swim and water stewardship ca… https://t.co/LRfPmDKTzu
  • Brazil SwimTayka swimming lessons, morning and afternoon to reach out to as many children as possible. @EtivDoBrasil https://t.co/OJmEemIU82
  • We now have the SwimTayka Swimming Standard manual translated into Portugees. Big thank you for @EtivDoBrasil for the translation.

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