What we do

SwimTayka sends qualified instructors into poor communities around the world to:

  1. Educate children about the care of their open water and to preserve them for generations to come
  2. Teach children how to swim, with the ultimate goal of saving lives

Teaching the local people to swim and educating them in water preservation opens doors
to future jobs for them such as lifesaving and swimming instruction.



Get Involved

Who can apply for the programme?

The swimming expertise of our volunteers and their passion for the world’s open water are what makes SwimTayka stand apart. Although our core programme aims to connect passionate swimmers with poor communities who need swimming teachers, we always need back office staff to promote SwimTayka.


  • Feeling proud that we have been able to provide and support @lovetheoceans, here is a short clip of thanks for you… https://t.co/670uSrI2xK
  • Well done Team SwimTayka who swam across the English Channel today in a time of 15 hours and 7 minutes. Alan, Ric… https://t.co/3AMW9lp9bY
  • Team SwimTayka is swimming the English Channel right now, follow and support the team here: https://t.co/38LfS1yA07 https://t.co/D261QkFS5B
  • The SwimTayka Project is done for this year in Itacaré, Brazil.@ETIVdobrasil organised a final massive celebration… https://t.co/1PJRfLREFx
  • great to receive a collection of hats in the post, someone’s memories of events now going to our programmes around… https://t.co/VjUMp9JBDe
  • Huge thank you to @ZoggsUK for all of this equipment and costumes that will be heading out to Guinjata Bay, Mozambi… https://t.co/dFjmuaScEf

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