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People-Plunge for Zero Drownings in 2014

On January 1st 2014 the national annual drowning statistics are reset to zero. Every year, an average of 140 people die in tragic preventable drownings and in one particularly tragic ten day period in the summer of 2013 a total of twelve people drowned nationwide. As a mark of remembrance…
Brett Preston
6th January 2014
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IFSTA Fees Payable from 1st January 2014

The nations shall be divided into 2 categories with the following fees: Category A – Full Member: £350.00 Category A – Associate Member (50%): £175.00 Category B – Full Member: £100.00 Category B – Associate Member (50%): £50.00 Corresponding Member: £25.00 The following nations are included in the Category B…
Brett Preston
7th November 2013
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National Surf Lifesaving Championship 2013

Clare Lifesafers Dominate National Surf Lifesaving Championships and Take the President's Trophy for the Three in a Row at Curracloe Beach, Co Wexford, Sat 14th September 2013. Competitors at the National Surf Lifesaving Championships had their skills and stamina tested in events that simulated emergency rescue scenarios in glorious sunshine…
Brett Preston
30th September 2013
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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
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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