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Swimming Teachers' Association

About STA

STA is a UK registered charity that was founded in 1932 with the charitable objective of "the preservation of human life by the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques." Today, the STA is one of the world’s largest swim teaching and lifesaving organisations.

The highest quality training, delivered by trained professionals, backed by experience. These are the fundamental principals upon which STA has earned its enviable reputation as the International Experts in Safety Training Solutions.

Experiencing rapid and sustained growth in market share STA is unquestionably a leading training provider in the leisure industry both nationally and internationally.

Respected throughout the UK, STA’s teaching practices, training programmes and standards have now been adopted in over 20 counties throughout the world.

A multi-service provider, STA are experts in the development and delivery of the highest quality vocational training and offer a comprehensive range of accredited qualifications and awards across four key business areas:

  • Swimming Teaching
  • Lifesaving
  • First Aid
  • Leisure Management

Continually in the pursuit of excellence STA is committed to raising standards to the very highest levels and invariably sets the benchmarks to which other aspire. STA is also the founder member of IFSTA (International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Association) and supports partner organisations in all of the world’s key swimming nations.

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