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ENVIRONMENT

Coronavirus

Firstly and most importantly, we hope you are safe and well. We want to reach out with a little update on how things stand regarding our programmes in light of Coronavirus restrictions.

We are gutted that we have had to postpone our projects until travel restrictions are lifted but we know it is the right thing to do.

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Volunteers from Peru

ANDREA GARCIA GALVEZ (SWIMMING VOLUNTEER)

Andrea, an ex-professional swimmer, is one of our SwimTayka volunteers in Peru. Andrea, since she came to our team, has been the aquatic angel of the children and together with her have learned a lot about drowning prevention techniques and water-strenching styles. Andrea is also a psychologist and that helps us maintain a great balance between sports discipline and respect for water. Good job Andrea!

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Swim Hat and Goggle Amnesty

We are working in partnership with Sea & Stream to save your old swim hats and goggles from landfill.  In return for sending your gear to Sea & Stream, you can receive 10% off your next purchase with them. 

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The Bahamas and so proud

Always sad to see our program come to an end but we are so proud of the team that came together in Bimini to deliver another phenomenal swim and water stewardship camp. Special guest showed up today to meet our little swimmers #BobbyKennedyJr

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Our partner “Save the Bays” in the Bahamas

Along with Save the Bay, SwimTayka are providing a valuable working partnership to educate the children of the Bahamas in swimming and environmental, he is what Rashema Ingraham, Executive Director of Waterkeepers Bahamas has to say:

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Human Access Project and SUN schools

We completed our first Oregon USA mini-project with the Human Access Project and SUN schools, providing an after-school workshop on water safety and water stewardship.

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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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SwimTayka Activities

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

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Open water swimming combines life skills with environmental education

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.

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