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 23 countries such as Australia, America, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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Important Notice from SWIM Schools Austrailia

Obviously, the wonderful performances in the pool at the 19th FINA World Championships, Budapest and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is front and centre. Being the most successful Olympic sport in Australia is no accident. Our affinity with the water is second to none. Still importantly, a key contributor to this…
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The Spectacular Greek Lifesaving Cup 2022 is Coming!

Athens 21.05.2022. The Greek Lifesaving Sports Association announces the Greek Lifesaving Cup with international participation that this year will have pleasant surprises and invites everyone to participate in the sport that saves lives. The championships will take place in the Glyfada Sports Nautical Club on 09/10/2022, open for international participants.…
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It Takes 3m From Land and 20″ To Drown!

At today's celebration of the International Water Safety Day, important organizations remind us the seriousness of the drowning pandemic around the world and recommend safety advices for the general public. While we are trying to cope with the world pandemic of covid-19, we are approaching the summer season. A number…