Category Thailand

Bangkok Patana Tigersharks’ 3rd Annual Swim-a-thon Fundraiser for TASC

A great all-age turn out at the 2010 swim-a-thon fundraiser for TASC in Thailand

A great all-age turn out at the 2010 swim-a-thon fundraiser for TASC in Thailand

The Tigersharks swim team of the Bangkok Patana School on 5-6 June 2010 hosted the third annual swim-a-thon fundraiser for The Alliance for Safe Children (TASC). The event was a great success, with six teams swimming right through the night from 6pm to 6am and an additional five teams sprinting through the first hour of power.

The swim-a-thon was well attended by a diverse crowd of smiling faces; young families, Patana students, friends of the school community – even a rugby team joined in the fun. The smiles continued well into the early hours of Sunday morning, as both tiredness and determination set in amongst the 12 hour teams.

Congratulations to the winning teams Bangkok Bangers (1hr Team Champions) & Patana TigerSharks (12hr Team Champions). It was incredible to see the TigerSharks continue sprinting throughout the entire night.

For three years running, the TigerSharks have brought the community together to swim in support of TASC’s drowning prevention activities in Thailand. Funds from the swim-a-thon have so far been used to purchase the two SwimSafe portable pools currently installed at schools in Samut Prakan and Chiang Rai provinces. This is valuable infrastructure the program could not do without.

TASC and the SwimSafe team extend our gratitude to the TigerSharks for their ongoing commitment to addressing the problem of child drowning in Thailand. The 2010 effort raised more than ever before and will support SwimSafe in establishing a third venue in Thailand over the coming year. So a huge thanks to everyone who swam or sponsored a team – you really have made a difference.

A very special thank you to Head Coach, Cindy Adair-Bolakoso and staff for the tremendous effort in organising the swim-a-thon each year and keeping spirits high throughout the night.

We hope to see you all again next year!

Photo Album: SwimSafe Thailand so far

Swimming Demonstartion at the SwimSafe Thailand Launch

Swimming Demonstration at the SwimSafe Thailand Launch

View through the TASC Facebook Page

SwimSafe Thailand was officially launched in November 2009, to a great response from the local community.

Portable SwimSafe pools were set up at two schools in rural Chiang Rai and urban Samut Prakan provinces. Teachers have been trained as survival swimming instructors and are now delivering the course to students.

These Thai children are learning the survival swimming and rescue skills that will help protect them from drowning. This album will give you a bit of an idea of the SwimSafe Thailand story so far!

SwimSafe Thailand is afloat! Official program launch

Grade 4 students from Mahaparp Krajadthong Uppatham demonstrate their new survival swimming skills as launch attendees look on with keen interest.

Grade 4 students from Mahaparp Krajadthong Uppatham School demonstrate their new survival swimming skills as launch attendees look on with keen interest.

By Tarina Rubin, TASC, Thailand.

Click here to view the press release from the Australian Embassy in Thailand.

The launch of SwimSafe Thailand on 24 November 2009 at Mahaparp Krajadthong Uppatham School in Samut Prakan was a great success. The event marked the commencement of survival swimming classes this month in both SwimSafe Thailand venues, Samut Prakan and rural Chiang Rai. Read more

First SwimSafe pool in Bangkok

Trainee instructors, Thai Life Saving and the SwimSafe Team celebrate the completion of swim instructor training in Samut Prakan     Trainee instructors, Thai Life Saving and the SwimSafe Team celebrate the completion of swim instructor training in Samut Prakan

Trainee instructors, Thai Life Saving and the SwimSafe Team celebrate the completion of swim instructor training in Samut Prakan.

By Tarina Rubin, TASC, Thailand.

After much anticipation at the Mahapapkrajardthong Ooppratham School in the Samut Prakan province of Bangkok, the city’s first SwimSafe pool is now in operation! It is the second SwimSafe Thailand venue, following the construction of another pool in the rural province of Chiang Rai in the country’s north in June 2009. Read more

Copyright © SwimSafe
Preventing child drowning in Asia through teaching survival swimming skills

Based on Notes Blog Core
Powered by WordPress, Flag by Icon Drawer