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UK’s First Accredited Open Water Swimming Coaching Qualification is Launched by STA and NOWCA

STA has joined forces with the National Open Water Coaching Association (NOWCA) to create the UK’s first nationally accredited Open Water Swimming Coaching qualification. Recognised by the Government’s Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) at Level 2, the qualification gives swimming teachers, and aquatic and triathlon professionals the specialist skills needed to coach swimmers in…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
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STA Partners with ICON TRAINING to Deliver Aquatic Apprenticeships

STA has announced a new partnership with ICON TRAINING, which will see the leading training provider deliver government-funded apprenticeships that exclusively incorporate STA’s swimming teaching qualifications. ICON TRAINING, the top provider of apprenticeship training to the leisure industry, will work exclusively with STA to offer a Level 2 Aquatics training package.…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
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STA’s New Media Pool Plant Partner

In 2013, STA will become Swimming Pool News’ official pool plant partner – starting in the February issue, this coincides with the launch of STA’s new Pool Plant qualifications at SPATEX 2013. Swimming Pool News (SPN) is the leading source of up-to-date, high quality information in its sector. It provides news and in-depth features…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
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Baby Swimming Across the Globe

STA continues to expand its reach internationally, and now thanks to Julie-Ann James, the founder and director at Aquababies, her franchisees are successfully running STA baby swimming classes in several countries across the world including Jordan, Ireland and Turkey. Julie-Ann said that this is the first time STA baby swimming has been…
Brett Preston
4th June 2013
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SkillsActive Welcomes New Register of Aquatic Professionals

SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing, hosted a celebration event at the House of Commons on 21st November to welcome the creation of a new Register dedicated to the aquatic industry. The Register of Aquatic Professionals (RAPs) has been developed by the SkillsActive Board and key industry partners;…
Brett Preston
3rd June 2013
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Swalings Scholars

Swalings Antigua Limited is proud to have introduced five qualified young men to their team of official lifeguards and swimming teachers. All the boys (pictured here) are now fully qualified Pool Lifeguards and STAC Swimming Instructors. Two years ago these 5 young men all joined the Swalings Scholarship program, which…
Brett Preston
5th April 2013