How We Raise Swimming Standards Globally

Internationally promoting the highest standards of swimming teaching, water safety and survival techniques.

This objective is the core of The International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Associations (IFSTA). Since 1976, it has driven our commitment to ensuring the highest quality qualifications and swimming lessons are provided across the world.

Initially starting with just 10 member countries in 1976, we are delighted to have seen our membership grow globally with the support of 19 countries such as Australia, America, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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Swim Lessons Save Lives!

Every four years, we have the privilege of witnessing the greatest athletes in all sports competing at the highest level. As families across the globe tune in to the 2024 Olympic Trials for swimming, it's an excellent opportunity to consider enrolling your children, as well as yourself, if you don't…
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SWIMCON24 – Sunshine Coast, Australia

SWIMCON24 is set to make waves this September Friday 20 – Sunday 22 on the Sunshine Coast, offering a dynamic program that includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, practical workshops, a swim school tour, and an exhibitor hall featuring Australian and International aquatic products, services and suppliers. SWIMCON24 will also host…

‘Blue Dragon Emerging From the Water’

Fiery New Short Stories Illustrate the Importance of Water Safety "An estimated 236,000 people drown every year, and drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children aged 5-14 years. More than 90% of drowning deaths occur in rivers, lakes, wells, domestic water storage vessels and swimming pools…