$US20 can teach a child a skill for life.


Sixteen people drown every day in Vietnam; over half of whom are children.

Swim Vietnam trains swim teachers, builds pools, and provides free survival swimming and water safety lessons, giving Vietnamese children a skill that could save their life.

Swim and survive programs work –  rates of drowning are 90% lower in children that have completed these programs than in the general population.

We’ve helped thousands, but there’s still work to do, including advising the government on a national water safety plan. With your support we can teach even more children to swim and survive.


We’ve helped thousands, but there’s always more to do.

Children taught to swim

Children received classroom-based water safety education

Swim teachers trained

Swimming pools built




Swim Vietnam is proud to partner with local and international organisations who are committed to drowning prevention.