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. He is currently an extrenal reviewer for the World Health Organisation’s upcoming publication on recommendations for implementing swimming lessons for school aged children.

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.


VSLC are seeking an Operations Assistant!

Working as part of a growing lifesaving, first aid and swimming teaching organisation, you will helping to ensure all aspects of our operations run smoothly. You will need strong communication and interpersonal skills and strong English language skills.

VSLC works across Vietnam, from Phu Quoc to Sa Pa – so you will need to be willing to take the opportunity to travel from time to time as the role requires

We are looking to fill the role as soon as possible. Applicants must have the right to work in Vietnam.

 This exciting role offers the chance to learn a range of new skills, travel and be part of a growing organisation committed to improving the standards of first response and aquatic safety in Vietnam.

Please email your CV or  or message with any questions!