Become a lifesaver - become a friend of Swim Vietnam
The best way to support Swim Vietnam is to become a monthly donor. Donating just US$15 per month will enable us to teach one more class of children to swim each year. We will teach them swimming and lifesaving skills which could save their lives. Recurring monthly donations, whatever their size, are most appreciated by Swim Vietnam as they allow us to estimate our future budget and plan ahead appropriately.
To set up a monthly payment, or to make a one off donation click the "Donate" button. You can make a single or recurring donation via your Payal account or your credit card. Cancelling a recurring payment is easy. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will immediately cancel it for you.
Many of these lives could be saved if the children knew how to swim. It is described as the "silent epidemic" by many international aid agencies, (e.g. UNICEF, TASC) which estimate that the true number of children drowning is actually over 30 per day.
Background of Swim Vietnam
__Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children over the age of one in Vietnam. Vietnam Ministry of Health Statistics state that at least 10 children drown here every day. Many of these lives could be saved if the children knew how to swim. It is described as the "silent epidemic" by many international aid agencies. (e.g. UNICEF, TASC).
Swim Vietnam is a charity based in Central Vietnam which provides free swimming and water safety lessons to children and trains local adults as swimming teachers.
Since inception in 2008 over 9,500 children have been taught to swim, over 150 adults trained as swimming teachers and Swim Vietnam are operating seven swim schools. Over 20,000 primary school children have attended Swim Vietnam's classroom based water safety education presentations.
Swim Vietnam is a UK registered charity. Charity number SC042133.
Swim Vietnam partners with Royal Life Saving - Australia NSW Branch
Swim Vietnam can provide a range of Royal Life Saving training courses. Pool Lifeguard, CPR, first aid courses as well as water rescue courses which can be tailored to you specific requirements. Participants receive internationally recognised certification. Click here for more details
This is Khuyen. She is ten years old and is in Grade 5. She goes to swim lessons at the Swim Vietnam pool in Nguyen Duc Thieu school in Dai Loc district. Khuyen says she likes learning to swim because she wants to be a swimming teacher when she grows up.
Khuyen is just one of thousands of children who have been taught to swim by Swim Vietnam.