We would like to thank the Swim Teachers Association (STA) of the United Kingdom for inviting us to make a presentation about shallow water blackout during their Annual Conference on October 6. Our Executive Director, Dean E. Haller, conducted an hour-long workshop via GoToMeeting. We would also like to thank Ravinder Sandhu, STA’s Events and Media Manager, for her assistance in making the presentation possible and a special thank you to Ali Beckman, our United Kingdom Ambassador pictured above, for introducing and facilitating the workshop.
Today with more than 10,000 members, STA is an independent swimming teaching and lifesaving organization, and delivers the highest quality training across four key business areas – Swimming Teaching, Lifesaving, First Aid and Leisure Management.
Founded in 1932, STA is a registered charity whose objective is:
The preservation of human life by the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques.
STA is internationally recognized and is uniquely positioned as the only awarding organization in the UK that can deliver multi-aquatic programs – Swimming Teaching, Lifesaving and Pool Plant qualifications – that are:
· Regulated by Ofqual (UK Government licensed regulator), and sit on the Register of Regulated Qualifications at levels 1-4
· Regulated by SQA Accreditation
All STA Qualifications are registered under Safety Training Awards, the awarding body for STA.
STA’s International Learn to Swim Program (ILSP) also supports STA’s swimming teaching qualifications. The incentive based learn to swim program, which promotes the importance of water safety, consists of 5 levels to provide people of all ages, from babies to adults, with a structured, progressive and transparent swimming and water scheme. It is supported with a range of colorful badges and certificates.
Importantly, STA is committed to representing the needs of the leisure industry and continues to advance its range of learning program, improve member services and innovate via its digital portfolio of leisure management and training services.