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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Show Support For The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Now in its 12th year, IFSTA is proud to once again be a Gold Level Supporter of The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), and we would like to encourage all our members / swim schools to take part on 17th June 2021. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) serves as…
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Fantastic Collaborative Working Between ENVOZ and ASCTA

International cooperation through IFSTA, has opened the way for people to demonstrate their professional competence outside the country where they received training. In this case for ENVOZ … a few weeks ago a swimming teacher called Vivienne Erbach asked if she could also teach in the Netherlands with her Australian…
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“Charlie the Savior”: Drowning Prevention Inspired From Baywatch

Τhe free international water safety program "Charlie the savior" is endorsed by ILS, IFSTA, RLSS Commonwealth, ACFC, GLSA, WOWSA, ISHOF and inspired by true events that took place on Baywatch. In 1997, young Charlie Hayes, asked his mother to see the set of the world's #1 TV series Baywatch. This…