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WHAT
WE DO

TEACH THE SWIMTEACHER COURSES.

Drowning is a global problem and is most common in low- and middle-income countries. Studies show that natural water forms the greatest risk of drowning for adults. In addition, people living in flood-prone areas are also at greatly increased risk. This risk is worsened by climate change which causes an increase of flooding. The Swim Foundation focuses therefore in coastal areas.

The World Health Organization (WHO) tracks data and  drownings statistics. Therefore we have good insight into countries where drowning takes a high toll. This is expressed in the number of fatal drownings per 100,000 inhabitants per year. The average is worldwide at 3.12 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (in the Netherlands 0.44 per 100,000).


The Swim Foundation focuses on countries where the number of drowning deaths per 100,000 inhabitants is above 5.0 (see map of the countries in blue).

The Swim Foundation works with a 'high impact - low cost' strategy. This means that in our planning we work with country clusters as much as possible - in particular to keep one of our biggest expense items (travel) as low as possible. The main clusters are:
1. Caribbean and South America
2. Africa
3. Southeast Asia and Oceania

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Bahamas
April 2022

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Haiti
May 2022

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Dominica
May 2022

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St. Lucia
May 2022

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Grenadines
May 2022

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Grenada
June 2022

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Guyana
June 2022

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  • APRIL 2022

  • 15 drownings per year

  • 6.21 per 100,000 population (Netherlands 0.44 per 100.000)​

  • #89 in world ranking

  • 1 course / 4 SwimTeachers

  • APRIL 2022

  • 1.631 drownings per year

  • 13.82 per 100,000 population (Netherlands 0.44 per 100.000)​

  • #3 in world ranking

  • 2 courses / 14 SwimTeachers

  • MAY 2022

  • 5 drownings per year

  • 5.61 per 100,000 population (Netherlands 0.44 per 100.000)​

  • #102 in world ranking

  • 1 course / 2 SwimTeachers

  • MAY 2022

  • 12 drownings per year

  • 6.33 per 100,000 population (Netherlands 0.44 per 100.000)​

  • #42 in world ranking

  • 1 course / 4 SwimTeachers

  • MAY 2022

  • 5 drownings per year

  • 5.61 per 100,000 population (Netherlands 0.44 per 100.000)​

  • #74 in world ranking

  • 1 course / 3 SwimTeachers

  • JUNE 2022

  • 126 drownings per year

  • 16.54 per 100,000 population (Netherlands 0.44 per 100.000)​

  • #1 in world ranking

  • 2 courses / 14 SwimTeachers

  • JUNE 2022

  • 4 drownings per year

  • 5.26 per 100,000 population (Netherlands 0.44 per 100.000)​

  • #104 in world ranking

  • 1 course / 3 SwimTeachers