This year’s programme in Mozambique has proved more successful than ever. Not only have we taught a record number of children in one day, we’re breaking down barriers by training women to become swimming teachers.
When Mark Holmes was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2021, he thought his open water
swimming days were over, but he couldn’t have been more wrong. Two years on, and with several
long-distance swims under his belt, he’s as passionate now as ever and attributes his swimming to
helping maintain his health and mental wellbeing.
London street artist EyeSaw – AKA Paul Cottie – has put drowning prevention in the picture by
painting a 2m high mural in the Cotswolds.
Carrying the clear message ‘Think before you sink’, the artwork was created to mark World
Drowning Prevention Day and was commissioned by swimming charity SwimTayka.
Teaching children to swim and be safe in the water is a skill that needs mastering, which is why two
experienced swim teachers and tutors – Adam Knight and Camilla Golledge – have recently been out to
We’re helping more children than even to learn to swim in Peru, thanks to our partnership with NGO on the ground Otra Cosa Network.
And we’re thrilled that soon among the volunteers could be some of the children who learnt to swim on a SwimTayka programme.
Last week saw Samoéns, in France, host the 5th Ice Swimming World Championships and we’re delighted that our very own Bryan Avery was taking part.
Bryan is an enthusiastic open-water swimmer, and he was representing Team GB in the 100m and 50m breaststroke swims.