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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International Learn to Swim and Survive 2024

The Vietnam Swimming & Lifesaving Company Demonstrate International Learn to Swim and Survive.
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IFSTA Annual Conference 2025 and the World Aquatic Development Conference

The next IFSTA annual conference will take place on Monday 13 January 2025 at the Scandic Star Hotel in Lund, Sweden. (More details to follow shortly). Our annual meeting will be held following The World Aquatic Development Conference on 9-12 January 2025. Should you also wish to attend the The…
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VSLC Attend World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2023

Vietnam Swimming & Lifesaving Company attended the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Perth Australia, December 2023. Prior to the conference Graham Buckley and Garry Seghers took part in the sea swimming event on Rottnest Island and met the local inhabitants the Quokka pictured here with Garry. Garry was also…