Learn all about some of the incredible people working behind the scenes for our charity.
Did you know we are putting together a number of teams to swim the English Channel as a relay for SwimTayka?
See what other Channel Relay swimmers have to say about it!
Crossing by night. the moon underlines the dark breathing and swelling masses. We swam with luminescent sparkles. A night was magnifying perceptions while at the same time losing the sense of space and time.
SwimTayka is saving lives, building the next generation of confident swimmers and clean water stewards. A charity registered in England and Wales (1176079), SwimTayka provides environmental education and free swimming lessons to underprivileged children who live along the earth’s open waters, in countries such as Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Vietnam, Nepal
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.
We are currently looking for 4 volunteers to support our Peru programme in January – February
SwimTayka Co-Founders will be attending this years World Conference on Drowning Prevention, a biannual global event.
SwimTayka has been invited to deliver a short presentation to the annual sub-meeting of the International Swimming Teachers Association (ISTA), the national swim instructors organization for the UK. We are excited for this opportunity to be a part of the global drowning prevention dialogue.
SwimTayka, a private non-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom and the United States, launches its initiative for disadvantaged children living in the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans around the world. Through Swim Tayka, they will learn to swim and gain a valuable environmental education. SwimTayka aims to help grow the next generation of world citizens, clean water stewards and strong, confident swimmers.
1.2 million people around the world die by drowning every year, more than two per minute. Of them, more than 50 percent are children.