I would like to thank everyone who sponsored me in the Charity Cross-Channel Swim Relay. The team set off at 11:23 pm on Thursday 1st August from Abbotts Cliff, Dover. Swimming through the night and into the dawn. All five
So what was it like? We met at Dover Marina at 10 pm on Thursday 1st August, ready for our tide before midnight. Our team was reduced to five swimmers: one of our members, Lucy, was already part of another
This week we rounded off the SwimTayka programme with a trip to Praia Ribeira! The programme has been both an awful lot of fun, as well as a giant learning curve, for bot children and teachers. There were some 80
The SwimTayka programme launched this month, and it aims to teach children in Brazil here to swim, and also educate them on the water in the environment. It is funded by a British NGO called SwimTayka, and ETIV-do-brasil has managed
The SwimTayka Project is done for this year in Itacaré, Brazil. ETIV-do-Brasil organised a final massive celebration in Ribeira Beach, where more than 80 children had the opportunity to practice the skills they gained during the course. They got to swim
TWENTY young Biminites gained increased confidence in the water and new in-sight into its vital importance during the third annual Swim and Eco Camp hosted by Save The Bays (STB), Waterkeeper Bahamas and international group SwimTayka.
The five-day camp offered pool
Super 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
How in the world, in a country comprised of over 700 islands, can fewer than 20 percent of the children know how to swim? It's not as though I'm talking inhospitable, cold waters but rather the warm, amazingly clear and
Always sad to see our program come to an end but we are so proud of the team that came together in Bimini to deliver another phenomenal swim and water stewardship camp. Special guest showed up today to meet our
The UK space agency allows their staff volunteering time for charities and Jody Fry prepared and published this article on the internal news about SwimTayka.
Did you know more than 40 people drown every hour somewhere in the world? That’s more than 360,000 people a
Thank YOU for everything you’ve done this year to help SwimTayka grow. Together we are building the next generation of confident swimmers and clean water stewards. Thanks to you (and especially to Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation) last year we
Training teachers in environment knowledge and safe swimming
From October 30 to November 2, 30 teachers from primary and secondary schools in the Quang Dien district of Thua Thien Hue province and 10 trainees from the District Women’s Union participated in a train-the-trainers workshop on drowning prevention and
Training teachers in Tanzania was fun and rewarding
For anyone who lives in a country like the UK or US, becoming a swimming teacher is pretty straightforward. If you have the time and a relatively small amount of money you can find a whole number of courses to
SwimTayka partnered with ETIV do Brasil this year to offer free swimming lessons and environmental conservation classes to children and youth living in Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil. This was such an incredible experience for the children here, primarily because ETIV is
Along with Save the Bay, SwimTayka are providing a valuable working partnership to educate the children of the Bahamas in swimming and environmental, he is what Rashema Ingraham, Executive Director of Waterkeepers Bahamas has to say:
“An archipelagic island nation, having 17 islands along
Emergency keeps Margate mom from completing English Channel swim
Victoria Dolceamore, of Margate, attempted to swim the English Channel last week as part of a relay team, but they did not make it to France because one of the swimmers had a stroke as a result of a seizure
Our English Channel Relay team making the attempt on Friday 3rd August, unfortunately had to be aborted.
The team put in a fantastic performance and reached more than halfway across the Channel. Then in hour six, events took a bad turn
One of SwimTayka supporters, Becky Horsburgh travels from London to Bangladesh to teach the children to swim, here is an article that Becky has written that featured in Curiosity Magazine
I can’t remember not being able to swim. I was lucky enough to
THE children of Bimini can now enjoy the stunning marine environment that surrounds them with increased safety and confidence thanks to a groundbreaking partnership led by Save The Bays.
The environmental advocacy group partnered with SwimTayka and Waterkeepers Bahamas to offer
We engaged the impressive Kat Luckok of Share Impact to guide our communications strategy planning, which we are now implementing, you can see the benefit of this through our social media channels, why not follow and like us on them?
We confirmed a June project in Bimini, the Bahamas with Save the Bays, to be led by our new SwimTayka-USA board member Nathalie Vallieres Martin. Hooray Nathalie and Rasheema!
Why not join us and make a difference, contact us directly if you are interested.
Since our last update, we reached a few more milestones. Here are some highlights.
First and foremost, an enormous shout-out and most sincere appreciation to our launch captains Avi Ben-Zaken, John Kulewicz, Susan Hammer and Joel Soffin. Thank you for
(unpaid volunteer position)
To provide administrative support to the co-founders of the organisation
Develop organisations knowledge & provide support of an international NGO/Charity
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in various administrative tasks as and when requested
Answer email and transfer to the appropriate
SwimTayka is non-profit organisation saving lives by teaching underprivileged children to swim
When Bryan Avery, a man who has swum not only the English Channel but also around the island of Manhattan, New York; across the Catalina Channel, of the coast
You can make a big difference in Nepal this year and come and join SwimTayka to run its Drowning Prevention and Environmental Water Stewardship programme along the Trishuli River, in west of Kathmandu.
180 kilometers long Trishuli River is one of
We are please to announce our Mexico project for this year. This is a four week project, from 14th July - 17th August, for volunteers with some experience in international travel, and who are willing to try to something new.