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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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World Drowning Statistics

The IFSTA is the only international swimming and lifesaving body that represents the global interests of learn to swim associations. With 21 member countries, it provides a platform for likeminded swimming organisations to share international best practices and promote excellence in aquatic education and water safety. Each organisation shares a…
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The Lifesaving Foundation in Ireland Releases its Latest Newsletter

IFSTA Member’ The Lifesaving Foundation in Ireland have released their latest newsletter here. In this issue, they announce details of their forthcoming conference, which will take place between Monday 21st and Thursday 24th September in Waterford City, Ireland, and review some of their latest seminars and award presentations. The Foundation…
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Free Water Safety Booklet for Children

STA UK, the founding member of IFSTA, has created a new, free-to-download water safety booklet to help teach children all around the world—and their families—about the importance of staying safe in and around different water environments this summer.