Our website is undergoing some changes and is currently unfinished. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please email us at swimvietnam@yahoo.com if you have any queries and we will respond very quickly.

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 rely on the generous donations of our supporters and corporate sponsors to operate.  You can make a one-off donation, or choose to set up a monthly donation to help us continue our work.


We teach basic water safety techniques that will help save lives and to promote general water safety issues in Vietnam.


Are you a flexible, adaptable, easy going person who would be keen to work in a foreign and often frustrating environment? If so you may be able to help us by volunteering.


A charity partnership with Swim Vietnam will allow your company to make a lasting difference to the lives of children and their families in Vietnam.


We offer many training courses for our swim teachers – CPR training, water safety and AUSTSWIM certifications.


Our organisation relies on the support of our staff, teachers and volunteers to operate.

Massive Teacher Training Course Completed

We have finished our momentous training course! In the past 3 weeks we have trained 14 trainee AUSTSWIM presenters, 2 AUSTSWIM presenter trainers trained, 26 teachers of infants trained and 70 new swim teachers trained. This new education and training means Swim...
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Thank You to our Volunteer & Web Designer Extraordinaires

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!

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Thank You Rotary Club of Hillarys!

Thank You Rotary Club of Hillarys! A heartfelt thanks to Martin Wilke and Rotary Club of Hillarys for the donation of 2 laptops which will be of huge help in our teacher training and water safety education programs! We are a club whose members work together delivering...
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Olympian Swimmers Visit Swim Vietnam

Olympian Swimmers Visit Swim Vietnam Olympic finalist and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Debi Gore and her husband Gary, from Olympian School of Swimming. It was great to meet you both! And a big thanks for all the goggles. Olympian school of swimming have been...
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