Our Team

Meet our team..

Garry Seghers

Garry Seghers

Technical Director

Garry is the Technical Director for the Vietnam Swimming & Lifesaving Company (VSLC) and Chief Executive for the International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Associations (IFSTA). Previously employed by the Swimming Teachers’ Association UK, a STA National Tutor and UK Principal Expert for the European Standards Committee on ‘Buoyant aids for swimming instruction’ for which he is still a corresponding member. From an extensive career in Lifeguard Training, Swimming Teaching and Swimming Pool Management, working for authorities in London and the South East of England, he accepted the post of Development Officer for the Swimming Teachers’ Association in 1995. His career blossomed with the Association, developing qualifications in lifeguarding skills and progressing the programme into the area of First Aid delivery. From 2015-2017 he was honoured with the role of CEO for IFSTA and has visited India, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea and China promoting the association.

Now recently invited to join VSLC as the Technical Director after working in Vietnam on 4 occasions from 2011 to 2016, training over 100 school teachers to become swimming teachers and developing and running a programme for tutor training. His aim is to promote swimming, survival and rescue skills and make a difference to the drowning figures recorded for Vietnam.

Graham Buckley

Graham Buckley

Operations Director

Graham is the Operations Director for VSLC. He has an extensive career in water safety, lifesaving and first response. He has worked as a Seafront Officer, safety boat crew and beach lifeguard in Brighton and Hove – the UK’s busiest beach. As part of these roles, Graham responded to emergency calls for the amubulance and coastguard services. He is a Trainer Assessor of beach lifeguards with SLSGB, an STA Lifesaving Tutor and an experienced First Aid at Work tutor. Previously working as Operations Manager at SwimTrek, he managed logistics, health and safety and all aspects of daily operations for open water swimming trips and events in over 30 locations worldwide.

Graham has managed Hue Help’s Swimming for Safety drowning prevention programme in Vietnam since it began in 2011, helping to train over 11,000 children in Vietnam to swim, and has spoken at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Germany and Malaysia. 

Hoàng Thị Liễu

Hoàng Thị Liễu

Administration Director

Liễu is an experienced programme manager. She has several years experience working on development programmes in Vietnam, including overseeing the operation of Hue Help‘s Swimming for Safety initiative. Lieu graduated with a MSc in Development Studies (LSBU) in 2016. Prior to her experience work in the development field, Lieu worked as an officer for the Northern Airport Authority. She is passionate about drowning prevention and water safety, and recently pitched to the UN Women’s Project Inspire initiative in Singapore.

Join our team

Become a VSLC Trainer

We are expanding our network of VSLC trainers nationwide! VSLC Trainers can deliver our range of international standards qualifications across Vietnam. If you are individual or represent an organisation that is passionate and committed to delivering the highest standards of training in first aid, lifesaving and or swimming teaching, we would love to here from.


Operations Assistant

This is a great opportunity to join our team as an Operations Assistant! Based in Hue, but with frequent travel throughout Vietnam, you will help support all aspects of VSLC’s operations, including course logistics, translation, partner communication and supporting our online shop.

Candidates for the position should have a strong level of English and be fluent in Vietnamese. You should be willing to travel for work, sometimes at short notice. You should be willing to learn new skills and be able to work independently as required.

Job Location: Hue (applicants based in Da Nang may also be considered)
Start Date: March 2022

To apply online, please click here: https://forms.gle/9sZPas8gcBkYxT3K9


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