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Preparing for a Channel Relay swim for SwimTayka

Getting into the cold sea at Dover for a swim may not be everyone’s idea of a great weekend. In fact, it’s possibly more ‘wet’ than ‘great’.

But for the intrepid members of this year’s SwimTayka Channel Relay teams it’s an essential part of their training, and one they all embraced with relish.

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Swim programmes make a splash landing in Brazil

Learning to swim and learning to care for the environment are back on the curriculum, as our swim lessons once again make a splash in Brazil.

Thanks to the SwimTayka partnership with ETIV do Brasil, children living in and around Itacaré, Bahia, on Brazil’s beautiful Cocoa Coast, are now taking part in our swimming programme and learning this essential life skill.

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Help SwimTayka celebrate a great year in style

How do you like the sound of dressing up for a slap-up dinner and helping SwimTayka celebrate a fantastic, full year of programmes, where we’ve taught hundreds of children to swim and potentially saved countless lives?

Then put Saturday, November 26 in your diary, and come along to the RNLI College in Poole, to join up to 100 people, all celebrating the success of our charity which literally saves children’s lives.

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Photographer showcases SwimTayka’s drowning prevention work

Thanks to the talents of photographer John Peltier, we have a fantastic gallery of images from our programme in Peru – the first we have been able to run for two years, due to Covid.

Working with Photographers Without Borders, John spent time with SwimTayka in the coastal city of Huanchaco. Here, we partner with Otra Cosa Network, an NGO which runs programmes for local children focusing on literacy, environmental awareness, sustainability and drowning prevention (which is where we come in).

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Chairmans Report 2021

Chairman report

More growth, pandemic and UN Resolution

A lot of work has gone into the SwimTayka Strategy as we have a strategy that aligns with the World Health Organizations key points on Drowning Prevention, giving us a good foundation for the next five to ten years. I feel confident that we can follow and campaign this strategy worldwide.

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Swimming lessons in Peru – we’re back up and running!

After such a long time put on hold, due to the pandemic, our swim programmes are once again running and the first to start is in Peru.

Here, we have teamed up with Otra Cosa Network, an NGO set up 15 years ago, whose initial purpose was to help Peruvian children living in Huanchaco learn to speak English.

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Flying the flag for swimming and drowning prevention

To his grandchildren, he’s Grandad Bryan who takes them swimming. To SwimTayka, he’s the
founder and driving force behind our charity, which has one core value: no child should be denied
access to drowning prevention and swimming lessons because of their economic status.

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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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Meet Indira and Pandit: from non-swimmers to project champions

If there is one thing the swimming programmes we work with at SwimTayka have in common, it’s this: what they do goes far beyond just teaching children to swim.

All the programmes aim to give back to the communities in which they are based, and that invariably includes providing employment opportunities to local people.

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Meet 5 Young Innovators Healing the Oceans and Providing Clean Water

Plastic and pollution are wreaking havoc on our oceans, our environment, and our health. Every year:

Couple these daunting stats with the fact that microplastics were found in every sample of seafood purchased from one food market, and the reality becomes clear: something must be done.  

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