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Join Lake 62 Open Water Swim for SwimTayka

We’re excited to announce our partnership with LPS Events at their Lake 62 Open Water Swim 2021. We have 10 FREE spaces for participants to raise money for our charity!

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Thames Marathon: Taking the Plunge for SwimTayka

When the intrepid Thames Marathon swimmers take to the water in August some will have more than just the swim ahead on their minds.

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Join us in taking the Plastic Free July Challenge

It is not news that plastics are a massive problem for our environment. They can be found everywhere – from the bottom of the ocean to inside the foods we eat, just have a look around. Most of the plastic produced is designed to only be used once before tossed in the bin. At the end of its life, even if they were meant to be recycled, plastic ends up polluting our planet and hurting the wildlife. This human-created waste doesn’t just decompose. Every piece of plastic created still exists today or has been burned. . Once plastics enter our waterways, they start breaking down into tiny bits and pieces known as microplastics. Microplastics not only hurt the animals ingesting them but in turn causing human health concerns as well. 

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Poppy hopes her doggie paddle will make a splash for charity

When swimmers line up to take part in one of the swim calendar’s most popular events, one participant in particular is hoping for a new personal best.

Because alongside the many two-legged entrants in the Henley Swim Festival on July 11 will be one with the potential advantage of having four – black Labrador Retriever and swimming enthusiast Poppy!

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Happy World Oceans Day! A day to celebrate and educate.

World Oceans Day has been celebrated and used as a day of action and awareness since 8 June 1992. It was first inspired by the Oceans Institute of Canada’s event “Oceans Day at Global Forum – The Blue Planet”. The programme featured international experts and leaders who spoke of the oceans’ many contributions to sustaining life on our planet. 

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Creating equal access to education through a shared love of the environment.

Swimming lessons are a special treat for the whole community of Huanchaco, Trujillo on the coast of Northern Peru. Not just kids, but even adults join in. Drowning is a worldwide epidemic among children and especially those in developing countries. 

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Learning how to swim can protect marine life and alleviate poverty

Jangamo Bay, Mozambique is known for its diverse marine life of sharks, manta rays, and humpback whales. It was once named a top 10 place in the world for diving. 

It’s what attracted Franscesca Trotman, founder of Love The Oceans, to the area as part of a marine biology internship. After spending some time studying in the bay witnessing the shark finning industry and other unsustainable practices, she knew this place was special. It hadn’t been thoroughly studied and she wanted to change that. 

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Access to information means a more swimmable Thames

Societies have evolved and flourished on rivers for centuries. It was in these places that fish could be caught, farms irrigated, and transport for trade was made easy. Some of the world’s greatest cities have formed on rivers. Cairo on the Nile. Paris on the Seine. London on the Thames. 

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Drowning in Vietnam increases due to climate change and the pandemic

In October of 2020, Central Vietnam experienced unprecedented relentless storms. The typical rainy season usually only lasts for about 2 months with an average of 5 or 6 storms. Last year, the country saw 14 typhoons and tropical storms cause extreme flooding in many regions taking over 200 lives.

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A fun day at the beach turns into a learning opportunity

When people think of Bali they usually imagine beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, friendly people, a welcoming culture and delicious foods. 

However, there’s another side many people might not think about at first but soon becomes very evident once they arrive. Bali has a massive plastic issue.

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