Exciting times! This weekend we took our newbie Channel swimmers out for a training session in the English Channel and they were great.
We also had our assessment day for those hoping to join us in our Relay Channel Swim next year.
If you stayed around for the last wave of the Henley Swim Festival mile swim, you would have seen Bryan from SwimTayka swimming with his dog a black labrador named Poppy. This is the first time that a dog has completed the Henley Mile and the crowds certainly came out in force to cheer her on.
Did you know we are not just about teaching children to swim? We also spend much of our time teaching them about their local environment through clean water education. You could say that we are nurturing a generation of world citizens who will act as environmental stewards who love, care for and respect the life-giving rivers, lake and oceans along which they live.
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.
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!