PRESS RELEASE

2 November, 2017

RLSS UK’s Lifesavers Magazine

The SwimTayka community and how it all started….

This months LIFESAVERS magazine from the RLSS UK sees a SwimTayka article on the community and how it all started.

As a youngster, long time RLSS UK member Bryan Avery had a passion for competitive lifesaving, encouraged and coached by Pat O’Connell. This passion went on to fuel Bryan’s swims across the English Channel, around Manhattan Island and across Lake Titicaca.

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VOLUNTEER

25 September, 2017

Swimming Instructors and Environmental Educators needed

We are currently looking for 4 volunteers to support our Peru programme in January – February

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DROWNING PREVENTION

20 September, 2017

World Conference on Drowning Prevention

SwimTayka Co-Founders will be attending this years World Conference on Drowning Prevention, a biannual global event.

SwimTayka has been invited to deliver a short presentation to the annual sub-meeting of the International Swimming Teachers Association (ISTA), the national swim instructors organization for the UK. We are excited for this opportunity to be a part of the global drowning prevention dialogue.

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CHALLENGE FUND RAISING

9 September, 2017

English Channel Relay

Want to swim the English Channel in a relay from England to France and be proud to say “I swam the Everest of Swims!…

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DROWNING PREVENTION ENVIRONMENT

1 August, 2017

Open water swimming combines life skills with environmental education

SwimTayka, a private non-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom and the United States, launches its initiative for disadvantaged children living in the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans around the world. Through Swim Tayka, they will learn to swim and gain a valuable environmental education.  SwimTayka aims to help grow the next generation of world citizens, clean water stewards and strong, confident swimmers.

1.2 million people around the world die by drowning every year, more than two per minute. Of them, more than 50 percent are children.

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PROGRAMMES

27 May, 2017

DREAM Project, the Dominican Republic

Cabarete, Dominican Republic (25 June – 28 July 2017) with our fabulous host DREAM Project.

Joining us will be our first Volunteer Environmental Educator from Huanchaco, Peru the indomitable Ana Lucia Rodriguez Moncado.

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DROWNING PREVENTION

26 May, 2017

Bloomberg Philanthropies Forum

Happy springtime to you all!  We have so much to share with you and so much to thank you for.  Let’s begin.
 
We were honoured to be invited to attend a Drowning Prevention Forum hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and World Health Organization on May 2, 2017, in New York City.

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ENVIRONMENT

24 May, 2017

New Branding

Introducing our new logo. We give our heartfelt thanks for his design wizardry and generosity to David Hudson of Sheard & Hudson in London who created our new image.

We love it.

Thank you, David!

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INFOGRAPHICS

1 March, 2017

Drowning Prevention


VOLUNTEER

23 July, 2016

Swimming lesson with the children of Peru

Swimming lessons at home in the UK are part of the school curriculum and usually supplemented with private lessons.  I must admit, being able to swim was something I took for granted until I arrived in Huanchaco, Peru.

Otra Cosa Network arranged for swimming lessons to be provided for the children of El Comedor during the summer holidays by Bryan Avery.  Bryan is a volunteer with a passion for swimming and a keen interest in teaching this skill.

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