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Raise money and be kind to the planet this Christmas

Research shows that the UK spent over £200 million on Christmas Cards in 2018, which is higher than anywhere in the world. Once Christmas is over, one billion of those cards end up in landfill because they can’t be recycled.*

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Volunteer in beautiful Bali and get immersed in the community

Did you know more than six million people visit Bali each year? They have a great holiday, see a few sights and go home refreshed. But how much do they really learn about the Indonesian culture, or how fantastic, and warm and welcoming the people are?

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Programme Manager

An exciting opportunity has emerged to support the start-up of new international programmes.  This is a high profile programme supporting existing and new programmes around the world.  The Programme Manager is the key person responsible for the successful managing of the new SwimTayka programmes.

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Sometimes words just aren’t enough!

There was a knock on the door and the delivery driver said he had a few parcels for SwimTayka. A few? He meant a lot!

You see those lovely people from @zoggsuk had kindly sent us some kit to support the projects we run abroad for children.

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Channel Swimmers in Training

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.

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Poppy Swimming the Henley Mile

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.   

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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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Don’t throw them out!

Do you get to the end/beginning of the season and replace your kit? Do you want the latest colours/style of @swimseaandstream or @zoggsuk swimsuit, goggles or swim hat? (Other brands are available!!) Or are you just looking for a change?

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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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Smell of Rubbish

Have you ever met a child who lives in a rubbish dump? Who has to shower before getting into the pool otherwise the flies constantly hassle him or her because they still smell of rubbish?

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