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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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Want to help drowning prevention in Mozambique? Here’s how

Regular readers of our blog will know at SwimTayka our work is all based on partnerships with local projects around the globe, which are already working hard to support their communities.

One project we have teamed up with is Love the Oceans, in Mozambique, which is setting up a Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) along the coastline of Jangamo.

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How SwimTayka addresses clean water and food

Every year, 150 countries celebrate World Food Day, making it one of the most celebrated days on the UN calendar.  World Food Day was established in 1945 to commemorate the formation of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). 

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Partnering with a swim project in Jamaica

At SwimTakya, we’re delighted to have formed a new partnership with another organisation which puts teaching swimming right at its heart.

The charity is called Likkle Swimmers, and it runs a swimming teaching programme for local children at Treasure Beach, in Jamaica.

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6 Young Environmental Activists to Watch

As climate issues have become more prominent, young people are more aware than ever their own future is at stake. They are standing up for their beliefs, educating and spreading awareness in their communities and around the world. 

Educating youth about the environment and the effects of climate change are more important than ever. These young environmental activists prove that anyone, no matter their age, can truly make a difference. 

Check out these 6 inspirational young leaders who are on the frontlines of the fight to protect our environment. 

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The role of the SwimTayka trustee

At SwimTayka, we greatly appreciate the hard work our trustees put into supporting our drowning prevention charity. The skills and knowledge they bring are invaluable.

Here we chat to one of our newest trustees, Ben Freeman, about why he joined, what the role of trustee entails and whether he’d recommend it to others (luckily for us, he would!)

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Five brave rough seas to complete Channel relay

One year late – because of Covid – plus the 17 hours and 18 minutes it took to swim across, and an intrepid group of five Channel relay swimmers are among the latest to complete this mammoth feat.

Taking turns of swimming an hour at a time, braving force 5 winds, and coping with seasickness, the team taking part in aid of swim charity SwimTayka can now add their names to the history books of cross-Channel relay swimmers.

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The importance of educating youth about environmental issues

Many advancements have been made as we strive to protect the environment. From electric vehicles and carbon capture technology to biomaterials and a return to regeneration. It’s truly amazing what has been accomplished for the sake of our planet. 

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Join Lake 62 Open Water Swim for SwimTayka

We’re excited to announce our partnership with LPS Events at their Lake 62 Open Water Swim 2021. We have 10 FREE spaces for participants to raise money for our charity!

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