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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 18,500 children have been taught to swim, over 200 adults trained as swimming teachers and Swim Vietnam are operating eight swim schools. Over 37,600 primary school children have attended Swim Vietnam’s classroom based water safety education presentations.
Swim Vietnam is a UK registered charity. Charity number SC042133.
We’ve helped thousands, but there’s always more to do.
Children Taught To Swim
Children Given Vital Water Safety Education
Swim Teachers Trained
Swimming Pools Built
We have been lucky enough to have Volunteers & Web Designers Kyle Meloche & Kayley Jordan helping Swim Vietnam. He has been volunteering his time to help our Saturday classes in Nguyen Du Pool. They donated their time to build our brand new website, and we could not be more grateful!