Championing swimming for children in Peru

One thing we love about SwimTayka is the wonderful people we get to meet across the world.

So we’d like to introduce Paul, who works with our partner Otra Cosa Network (OCN). OCN’s focus is teaching English to Peruvian youngsters living in Huanchaco, as well as running programmes on literacy, environmental awareness and swimming – which is where we come in.

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Drowning in Vietnam increases due to climate change and the pandemic

In October of 2020, Central Vietnam experienced unprecedented relentless storms. The typical rainy season usually only lasts for about 2 months with an average of 5 or 6 storms. Last year, the country saw 14 typhoons and tropical storms cause extreme flooding in many regions taking over 200 lives.

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A fun day at the beach turns into a learning opportunity

When people think of Bali they usually imagine beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, friendly people, a welcoming culture and delicious foods. 

However, there’s another side many people might not think about at first but soon becomes very evident once they arrive. Bali has a massive plastic issue.

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Chairman Report 2020

A year of Covid – who would have thought that this would be upon us for such a long time? We were devastated that we have had to postpone our projects until travel restrictions were lifted, but we knew it was the right thing to do. It has been tragic for our programmes they have just stopped; however, it has also provided us with an opportunity as many people are taking more time to assess what they want to do with their time. As such, our core team has grown to twelve people from finance to legal and policy making. They are worldwide in Singapore, Vietnam and Tanzania. These are all very dedicated individuals, and we welcome them all with open arms as SwimTayka takes on growth.

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Meet Millie: powering up projects, and bringing va-va-voom to volunteering

At SwimTayka we are all about supporting existing projects in locations around the world, which are already working with the local community. What we bring is our volunteer swim instructors, to create a swim programme or to support a swim programme that a project already runs.

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The Thames Marathon

SwimTayka is delighted to announce its partnership and involvement with the 2021 Thames Marathon, the Henley Swim event to take place 15 August 2021.

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Language will be no barrier to learning for one Peru project

There’s a great saying we came across at SwimTayka which goes “one language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way” and this is spot on when it comes to the project we partner with in Peru.

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2021 is an exciting year for SwimTayka – New Branding

We are kicking off the year with a bit of a rebrand and we hope that you will like it.

As you may already know our aim is to teach the life skills of swimming and water stewardship so protecting future generations of children and safeguarding our precious open water environments across the globe.

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The water might not be clean, but it won’t stop these kids from fighting for it.

Itacare, Southern Bahia in Brazil is one of the top destinations for surfers and tourists from around the world with miles of white-sand beaches and turquoise water. Located where the rainforest and the Atlantic meet, this beautiful city is known for its lively nightlife, welcoming people, and tranquil nature.

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Carrying water, weaving palm leaves and teaching swimming

Just another day at the office for Mozambique volunteers

The expression ‘thrown in at the deep end’ certainly applies to SwimTayka volunteers, taking part in our swimming project in Mozambique.

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