The STA (Swimming Teachers Association) is working in partnership with Swimtime. The STA are the world’s largest swim teaching and lifesaving organisation, and are a perfect fit with our “Learn to swim, be safe, have fun” mission. This means that our thousands of pupils across the UK now benefit from the STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP).
“The structured curriculum provides very good progression for the youngest children; it allows children to progress at their own pace and builds water confidence in a fun and relaxed way using games before they start to learn specific swimming skills,” says Swimtime’s Linda Price. “This is crucial as teaching children how to swim is about ensuring they are confident and competent in and around water. Learning to swim is such an important life skill to learn at a young age, and one that will transcend so many areas of your child and adult life, both recreationally and in sport.”
STA’s ILSP has been designed specifically for swimming teachers and is supported by a range of awards that develop skills for life. The incentive based programme, which promotes the importance of water safety, consists of 5 levels to provide babies, infants and children of all ages, a structured, progressive and transparent swimming and water safety scheme.