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DROWNING PREVENTION

Swim programmes make a splash landing in Brazil

Learning to swim and learning to care for the environment are back on the curriculum, as our swim lessons once again make a splash in Brazil.

Thanks to the SwimTayka partnership with ETIV do Brasil, children living in and around Itacaré, Bahia, on Brazil’s beautiful Cocoa Coast, are now taking part in our swimming programme and learning this essential life skill.

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Photographer showcases SwimTayka’s drowning prevention work

Thanks to the talents of photographer John Peltier, we have a fantastic gallery of images from our programme in Peru – the first we have been able to run for two years, due to Covid.

Working with Photographers Without Borders, John spent time with SwimTayka in the coastal city of Huanchaco. Here, we partner with Otra Cosa Network, an NGO which runs programmes for local children focusing on literacy, environmental awareness, sustainability and drowning prevention (which is where we come in).

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Meet Team SwimTayka

Learn all about some of the incredible people working behind the scenes for our charity.

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UK swim charity backs United Nation’s historic pledge to reduce drowning

UK children’s swim charity SwimTayka has welcomed news that world governments are for the first time pledging to put more effort into drowning prevention.

UN General Assembly members have adopted an historic resolution, committing to greater efforts to prevent drowning. 

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Turning the tide against child drownings in Vietnam

It’s an alarming statistic. More than 2,000 children drown every year in Vietnam and it’s the leading cause of child death. But one man is on a mission to turn this figure around and with his organisation he’s already making progress.

Meet Graham Buckley, whose love of the water turned into a passion to teach children to swim.

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World Conference on Drowning Prevention – 2019

World Conference on Drowning Prevention in October 2019, Durban, South Africa

Back in 2017, Bryan and Dena attended the conference in Vancouver when SwimTayka was still a young emerging brand in the world of Charities and NGOs, and we were still finding our feet.

So attending this conference 2 years later, we were more focused on what we wanted to get from the event and the people we wanted to meet.

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Preventing Child Drowning in Bangladesh

One of SwimTayka supporters, Becky Horsburgh  travels from London to Bangladesh to teach the children to swim, here is an article that Becky has written that featured in Curiosity Magazine

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Splashing out this summer

THE children of Bimini can now enjoy the stunning marine environment that surrounds them with increased safety and confidence thanks to a groundbreaking partnership led by Save The Bays.

The environmental advocacy group partnered with SwimTayka and Waterkeepers Bahamas to offer free swim and lifeguard training to young Biminites, who responded enthusiastically and in considerable numbers to the opportunity to increase their self-assurance in and around the water.

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Beautiful Nepal

You can make a big difference in Nepal this year and come and join SwimTayka to run its Drowning Prevention and Environmental Water Stewardship programme along the Trishuli River, in west of Kathmandu.

180 kilometers long Trishuli River is one of the best White Water Rafting destinations by both the guides and rafters as it offers an excellent white water thrilling roller coaster ride.

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Volunteer in Mexico

We are please to announce our Mexico project for this year.  This is a four week project, from 14th July – 17th August, for volunteers with some experience in international travel, and who are willing to try to something new.

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