International Federation Swimming Teachers Association (IFSTA)


The International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Associations Limited (IFSTA) represents and unites the world’s largest swimming teaching bodies in the common goal of reducing deaths by drowning, by improving standards in teaching swimming and other survival techniques. As a significant international body, the IFSTA supports members in all of the key swimming nations. All members work together to achieve the IFSTA’s objective:

“To promote internationally, the highest standards in the teaching of swimming and other survival techniques.”

The IFSTA is a non-profit making organisation that was set up by the UK’s Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) to provide a platform for international swimming bodies to share and disseminate the principles of best practice.