NEWSLETTER

25 November, 2018

#GivingTuesday!

Thank YOU for everything you’ve done this year to help SwimTayka grow. Together we are building the next generation of confident swimmers and clean water stewards. Thanks to you (and especially to Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation) last year we hit some benchmarks.

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PROGRAMMES

2 November, 2018

Training teachers in environment knowledge and safe swimming

From October 30 to November 2, 30 teachers from primary and secondary schools in the Quang Dien district of Thua Thien Hue province and 10 trainees from the District Women’s Union participated in a train-the-trainers workshop on drowning prevention and water stewardship.

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CHALLENGE FUND RAISING

12 October, 2018

English Channel Relay – What others have to say

Did you know we are putting together a number of teams to swim the English Channel as a relay for SwimTayka?

See what other Channel Relay swimmers have to say about it!

Crossing by night. the moon underlines the dark breathing and swelling masses. We swam with luminescent sparkles. A night was magnifying perceptions while at the same time losing the sense of space and time.

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VOLUNTEER

6 October, 2018

Training teachers in Tanzania was fun and rewarding

For anyone who lives in a country like the UK or US, becoming a swimming teacher is pretty straightforward. If you have the time and a relatively small amount of money you can find a whole number of courses to become qualified. In places such as Zanzibar however it’s a completely different scenario. It is hard enough to learn how to swim there, let alone be in a position to teach.

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PROGRAMMES

25 August, 2018

Children in Brazil sing songs on Earth Day

SwimTayka partnered with ETIV do Brasil this year to offer free swimming lessons and environmental conservation classes to children and youth living in Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil. This was such an incredible experience for the children here, primarily because ETIV is located in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Itacaré and most of the children here have never had the opportunity to take swimming lessons, and some of the children were even afraid of the water when the programme first started!

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ENVIRONMENT

16 August, 2018

Our partner “Save the Bays” in the Bahamas

Along with Save the Bay, SwimTayka are providing a valuable working partnership to educate the children of the Bahamas in swimming and environmental, he is what Rashema Ingraham, Executive Director of Waterkeepers Bahamas has to say:

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CHALLENGE FUND RAISING

10 August, 2018

Emergency keeps Margate mom from completing English Channel swim

Victoria Dolceamore, of Margate, attempted to swim the English Channel last week as part of a relay team, but they did not make it to France because one of the swimmers had a stroke as a result of a seizure while swimming.

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CHALLENGE

4 August, 2018

SwimTayka Attempted Channel Swim

Our English Channel Relay team making the attempt on Friday 3rd August, unfortunately had to be aborted.

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DROWNING PREVENTION

16 July, 2018

Preventing Child Drowning in Bangladesh

One of SwimTayka supporters, Becky Horsburgh  travels from London to Bangladesh to teach the children to swim, here is an article that Becky has written that featured in Curiosity Magazine

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DROWNING PREVENTION PROGRAMMES VOLUNTEER

27 June, 2018

Splashing out this summer

THE children of Bimini can now enjoy the stunning marine environment that surrounds them with increased safety and confidence thanks to a groundbreaking partnership led by Save The Bays.

The environmental advocacy group partnered with SwimTayka and Waterkeepers Bahamas to offer free swim and lifeguard training to young Biminites, who responded enthusiastically and in considerable numbers to the opportunity to increase their self-assurance in and around the water.

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