At SwimTayka, we put the safety of the children we are entrusted to teach foremost in everything we do.
We exist to help them, teach them, encourage and nurture them and understand the responsibility we hold whilst they are in our care.
We have developed this policy with the children in mind and commit to doing everything in our power to keep them safe.
Some of the success stories
Who Wants To Go The Beach?The highlight of everyone’s day (children and volunteers alike) is hearing “Who wants to go the beach?” Without fail the universal response is an excited chorus of “yays and yes’s.” The beach segment includes beach clean-up along with individual and team-building games and activities. But the real treat is hopping in the ocean and practising pool drills along with having free time. Volunteering with SwimTayka truly is a unique experience and an opportunity I’m so glad to have had.Gary Emich
Training Teachers In Tanzania Was Fun And RewardingOne of our biggest issues was the majority of the teachers only spoke Swahili, but thankfully one of the team, Ali had a good command of English and he did a sterling job translating for us. For me, it was a steep learning curve. I’m used to teaching children to swim normally on a one to one basis in the UK. While the work I do in drowning prevention in Bangladesh involves being with the children and getting them confident in the water. Here we were actually training other teachers. But it was fun and rewarding as time passed, to see our students understanding the basics of the new strokes.Becky Horsbrugh
Exciting, Enriching, Fulfilling, And HumblingI am very grateful for having had the privilege of working with wonderful volunteers, and so many wonderful children who were eager to learn! You just never know the impact you will have on someone, but in this case, it is my hope that because of this program, someone who may have drowned, won’t!Lisa Adams
Super Helpful EliaSuper helpful Elia, he supports the swimming lessons every morning! He gets in the pool with the trainer Daniel, no matter if there is rain or sun and helps to encourage each one of the children so that they can learn to swim! With a smile on his face and kindness, he influences the children positively!Elia
Swimming Lesson With The Children Of PeruIt was an amazing experience and I am so glad I was part of it.Fiona Logan