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FUND RAISING

Triumphing after 19 hours and 35 miles: Phil’s Channel swim

Imagine swimming for 16 hours across the Channel, being within one mile of the French coast and then having to keep going for another three hours because of the pesky current.

That’s exactly what happened to Channel swimmer Phil Preece, 54, who discovered it was a case of mind over matter to ensure he successfully completed the challenge. In total his swim took 19 hours, he travelled 35 miles and he had to give it everything he had to get to shore.

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Close your eyes for a moment and imagine…


You’re on holiday… on a wonderfully idyllic, pristine beach… walking along with your feet in the cool water.
You stop for a moment to admire the view, smell the sea air and feel the warm sun on your face. 
You’re not too deep, so you stand firmly, feeling your toes in the sand as the water touches just below your knees.
The foamy waves wash up against your legs and drawback as you admire being in such a beautiful place. 
You take a moment to enjoy it …  and BREATHE!

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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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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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Make us Smile and shop with AmazonSmile on Prime Day!

Amazon Prime members can shop with AmazonSmile on 21st – 22nd June, and donate to SwimTayka at no extra cost!

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We’re challenging you to swim the English Channel, virtually, with Compete Impossible

An exciting opportunity for SwimTayka! Outdoor Swimmer Magazine and Compete Impossible have teamed up to raise money for SwimTayka. For every mile that you swim in June and July, £1 will be donated to SwimTayka. 

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Raise money and be kind to the planet this Christmas

This year why not send your friends and family one of our digital Christmas Cards and make a small donation with the money you saved on cards and stamps.

You can choose a design, and then share the goodwill with everyone you know on Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp.

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Superstar Rose

What a superstar Rose is.

She has swum the equivalent of the English Channel in a swimming pool and in the process raised over £900 for us here at SwimTayka.

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Ashford swimmer takes part in relay team’s cross-Channel fundraiser

Avoiding ferries and tug boats, six swimmers tackled the 21-mile stretch of water to raise money for drowning prevention project.

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Rose just 11-years old takes on the English Channel

Rose Miles (a keen 11-year-old swimmer) has decided to swim the length of the channel this summer to raise money for SwimTayka. She has set up a TotalGiving page and set herself a target of £750.

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