Training Partners

STA is proud to be working in partnership with CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sports and Physical Activity). CIMSPA’s vision is to develop a UK-wide, vibrant and professional workforce through ensuring the provision of quality qualifications and CPD that meet the needs of the sector.

STA is delighted to announce a partnership with the UK’s largest operator of swimming pools, GLL. This partnership will transform the way the social enterprise delivers swimming teaching nationally, with the introduction of STA’s level 2 swimming teaching qualifications.

Virgin Active and STA have announced a new exciting partnership, which will see the leading health club chain become the first to roll out STA’s new Pool Lifeguard qualification nationally as part of its commitment to raising professional standards and providing enhanced, and more flexible training opportunities for its workforce.

STA is proud to be appointed an official re-seller of YMCA Awards‘ e-learning portfolio, offering STA members a cost effective and wide range of online learning CPDs.

STA have joined forces with Water Fitness to provide CPDs for aqua instructors wanting to add fresh, innovative and fun programmes into their swimming pool. Courses include Hydro Pole, Hydro Jump, Hydro Fighter, Hydro Circuits, Aqua Ante Natal & many more.

STA have teamed up with the UK Academy of Swimming (trading as waterphobia.com) to give STA members the opportunity to train to become an Aquaphobia Coach (A.C) using a specialist new teaching programme that has been designed to help people who have an inherent fear of the water.

Birthlight is a friendly charity and teacher-training organisation focusing on the holistic approach to pregnancy, birth and babyhood, on land and water.

STA has partnered with Autism Swim as its exclusive aquatics certification associate to provide STA members the opportunity to access their specialist autism training packages at a discounted rate and for swim schools to become ‘Autism Swim Approved.’ Autism Swim is widely recognised as world leaders in wandering and drowning prevention for those with ASD/cognitive deficit.

STA are delighted to have partnered with Mermaids UK to develop the industry’s first regulated Mermaid and Mono Fin Swimming qualification. Endorsed by CIMSPA, this qualification and popular aquatic activity is a great addition to any swimming programme.

STA has partnered and endorsed a trio of new Straight Line Swimming CPDs, which have been created by double open water 10 km world champion and silver Olympic medallist Keri-anne Payne and triple Olympian David Carry. Their new Straight Line Swimming methodology offers a fresh approach to how swimming is understood, taught and coached.