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Brett Preston

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The Benefits of Early Years Swimming Lessons

A final report was just released by Griffith University in Australia as to findings from a four year research study into the Social Capital Benefits of Early Years Swimming Lessons. Generally speaking, those children having lessons were significantly ahead on many important cognitive and physical milestones, resulting in them being…
Brett Preston
20th August 2013
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IFSTA Asia-Pacific Region Sharing

Backing onto the ASCTA Convention 2013 in Australia, the opportunity was taken to get IFSTA CEO Roger Millward and STA Operations Director Theo Millward together with IFSTA Asia-Pacific Region Members to share ideas and update on developments. IFSTA Asia-Pacific Region President Ross Gage chaired the Meeting, which included Malaysia’s May…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
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STA Partnership to Bring New Pool Features to LIW 2013

Leading leisure exhibition, Leisure Industry Week (LIW) has today announced an official partnership with STA. The three year partnership will see the STA host the STA Swim Zone within the exhibition, which will showcase a range of exciting events throughout the duration of the show. Visitors will be able to see a number of…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
Member Updates

From China to Scotland

We’re not sure if there is a record for a distance that a candidate has travelled to an STA course, but travelling all the way from China to Scotland to attend a four-day Baby and Pre-school course must be up there, being a 10,000 mile round-trip! Peng Chen and his wife TianTian…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
Member Updates

UK’s First Accredited Open Water Swimming Coaching Qualification is Launched by STA and NOWCA

STA has joined forces with the National Open Water Coaching Association (NOWCA) to create the UK’s first nationally accredited Open Water Swimming Coaching qualification. Recognised by the Government’s Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at Level 2, the qualification gives swimming teachers, and aquatic and triathlon professionals the specialist skills needed to coach swimmers in…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
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STA Partners with ICON TRAINING to Deliver Aquatic Apprenticeships

STA has announced a new partnership with ICON TRAINING, which will see the leading training provider deliver government-funded apprenticeships that exclusively incorporate STA’s swimming teaching qualifications. ICON TRAINING, the top provider of apprenticeship training to the leisure industry, will work exclusively with STA to offer a Level 2 Aquatics training package.…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
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STA’s New Media Pool Plant Partner

In 2013, STA will become Swimming Pool News’ official pool plant partner – starting in the February issue, this coincides with the launch of STA’s new Pool Plant qualifications at SPATEX 2013. Swimming Pool News (SPN) is the leading source of up-to-date, high quality information in its sector. It provides news and in-depth features…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
Member Updates

Baby Swimming Across the Globe

STA continues to expand its reach internationally, and now thanks to Julie-Ann James, the founder and director at Aquababies, her franchisees are successfully running STA baby swimming classes in several countries across the world including Jordan, Ireland and Turkey. Julie-Ann said that this is the first time STA baby swimming has been…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
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SkillsActive Welcomes New Register of Aquatic Professionals

SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing, hosted a celebration event at the House of Commons on 21st November to welcome the creation of a new Register dedicated to the aquatic industry. The Register of Aquatic Professionals (RAPs) has been developed by the SkillsActive Board and key industry partners;…
Brett Preston
3rd June 2013