We believe every kid should get the chance to learn to swim!
In 2019 Oceanman Thailand took place in Klong Muang Beach, Krabi. Over 500 swimmers from all over the world participated and competed over various distances in this fun-filled yet challenging event. Among the athlete field was a large number of children. Unfortunately, none of the local children, living at Klong Muang Beach were able to participate in this event due to financial restraints and the lack of swimming skills necessary. We wanted to change this.
At the beginning of 2020, we started to train 20 students from the local Klong Muang School, several hours a week to become confident and competent open water swimmers. The ultimate goal: Participate and complete the Oceanman 1km Kids Race. 12 students entered the race and all completed the 1km OCEANMAN race. An amazing achievement, considering that most of the students could not swim at the beginning of the year.
2021 - Swim Team: Here is what we need your support for:
We plan to train 20 new students. For each of the students, we need THB 2,000 for providing swimming goggles, caps, swim shorts/suites, team shirt, and a small snack after each of the training (2 x week). Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort will, for free, provide the required facilities (e.g pools), swimming instructors and is also looking after all aspects, including this fundraiser, of this project.
Donate THB 2,000 to cover all expenses for one student or any other amount. Any amount you choose to give will be greatly appreciated.
Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental deaths among children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill. Furthermore, swimming provides challenges and a sense of accomplishment with each little task achieved, which helps children to become more self-confident and believe in their abilities. In addition to learning to swim, they’ll build the confidence that comes with the realization that they can do anything they put their minds to.
This project is not affiliated, supported or endorsed by Oceanman and Oceanman Krabi.