Welcome to IFSTA

The International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Associations Limited (IFSTA) represents and unites the world’s swimming teaching bodies in the common goal of reducing deaths by drowning through improving standards in teaching swimming and other survival techniques.

As a significant international body, 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.”

IFSTA is a non-profit organisation that was set up by the UK’s Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) to provide a platform for independent swimming bodies to share and disseminate the principles of best practice. IFSTA members also benefit from being able to use STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme, and may also operate extended badge and certificate schemes for their country.

If you are planning to work in another IFSTA member country, please contact the relevant organisation to let them know that you would like to operate/run STA courses within that region.

The Netherlands (Envoz) scheme can be found here.

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