Drowning is the 3rd cause of death worldwide for children aged 5 to 14. More than 90% of these drowning deaths occur in low and middle income countries. There are no broad efforts to prevent drowning. Yet prevention is easy: teach children to swim! The Swim Foundation's mission is to teach as many children as possible to swim - in the most effective way possible. By teaching local swim teachers.
we will visit
high drowning fatality countries in the next 3 years
where we conduct
teach the local teacher courses
in which we teach
who can teach
kids per year how to swim
the Swim Foundation
The Swim Foundation conducts intensive teach-the-local swimteacher courses worldwide for local community members to become official Swim Foundation teachers. In return they will be able to teach children basic swimming skills -for the rest of their lives! Preventing thousands of drownings. It is our ambition to do that in the most effective and sustainable way.