Safety When It Matters (SWIM Cambodia)

Safety When It Matters (SWIM Cambodia)

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Education
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 


 In Cambodia

  • 2090 children aged 0 -17 years, die from drowning each year at a rate of 35 per 100,000
  • On average, 6 children dying from drowning every day
  • A child dies from drowning every 4 hours and 12 minutes
  • Estimates show 50 children (0-17) are permanently disabled after drowning every year


SWIM Cambodia helps to keep children safe in and around water in Cambodia.


Safety When It Matters (SWIM Cambodia) aim is to reduce child drowning in Cambodia. To achieve this goal, we are training and equipping Cambodians to teach children and parents in the community in the crucial pillars of drowning prevention; water safety awareness, safe rescue and resuscitation skills, teaching CPR with rescue breaths. SWIM Cambodia is currently exploring partnerships for teaching survival swimming to children.

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