Membership

Representing and uniting the world’s swimming teaching bodies in the common goal of reducing deaths by drowning, IFSTA supports its members worldwide by working together to achieve IFSTA’s objective:

“To promote internationally, the highest standards in the teaching of swimming and other survival techniques.”

Membership of IFSTA is open to all organisations or associations who support IFSTA’s objectives, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or politics.

There are three type of membership available: Full Membership, Associate Membership and Corresponding Membership. For more information about each membership type, please review the Membership section of our constitution.

IFSTA Annual Membership Fees Payable for Organisations
Membership Type Category A Fee Category B Fee
Full Membership 350.00 GBP 100.00 GBP
Associate Membership 175.00 GBP 50.00 GBP
IFSTA Annual Membership Fees Payable for Corresponding Members
Membership Type Annual Fee
Corresponding Membership 25.00 GBP

Fees for organisations applying for IFSTA membership are based upon their country of origin and the type of membership being applied for. Countries are considered either Category A or Category B countries, and organisations applying for Full or Associate Membership will pay the appropriate fee based on their country of origin’s category.

Organisations applying for membership which originate from Category B countries will intially pay Category B fees for 4 years, after which point they will move up to paying Category A fees. This period may be extended upon request.

Countries not listed as Category B countries below are considered Category A countries, and organisations from these countries applying for membership will pay full Category A fees.

Download Membership Application Form

To apply for membership of IFSTA, please download and complete our membership application form and return it to us, either by post or email.


The following countries are considered Category B countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo–Brazzaville, Congo–Kinshasa, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea North, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Malta, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia Federal States, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Marianas Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau Islands, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa (Western), Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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