Learn
to swim Lombok

Infants • Pre-School • School Age • Adults • Open Water

Led by accredited instructors, Buffalo Pond provides accessible swim safety lessons, education and programs to the community of Lombok.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide inclusive and accessible swimming and water safety education programs in Indonesia

Swimming lessons

Coming soon

Ocean
safety

Coming soon

Community
education

Coming soon

Qualifications

Coming soon

We are partners

Our partners share the purposeful vision to empower individuals and communities in Indonesia. These include non-profits, community leaders, corporations, individuals, and foundations. If you’re interested in contributing to our mission, we would love to hear from you.

FAQs

Where did the idea come from?

Buffalo Pond was born out of a combined love of water, the Lombok community and passion for Social Impact. We are working to provide a high quality swim safety experience whilst addressing the shocking reality of drowning rates in Indonesia. A recent (2020) OECD report found that there are 4,518 drownings per year in Indonesia. That is 13 drownings per day.

With a love to swimming, the ocean and the community, the idea was born and we could not be more excited to become a key pillar in the community.

You’ve described Buffalo Pond as a social enterprise…what does that mean?

A social enterprise is a business that combines the principles and practices of both traditional for-profit enterprises and non-profit organizations to achieve social and/or environmental goals. The primary aim of a social enterprise is to create positive change in society or the environment while also generating revenue to sustain and grow its operations.

When are you opening?

Buffalo Pond will be opening in early 2024. We are concurrently fundraising, consulting and planning our programs and services. Be sure to submit an expression of interest to stay up to date with our launch!

Where are you located?

Buffalo Pond is currently operating as a decentralised service. Our focus is currently on impact over infrastructure. To maximise our offering within the community, we are based across various locations in Lombok. We utilise current pools and infrastructure to provide our services.