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STA REPORTS RECORD
Tried
BREAKING YEAR
&
Trusted
• Quality spas
• Swim spas
• Saunas
• Gazebos
• Accessories
Roger Millward, STA’s Chief Executive at the Bristol conference
The Swimming Teachers’ and first aid qualifications, an
Association has announced international learn to swim
record figures for the last programme as well as Aquacise
financial year with membership and a range of accredited Facility
up by more than 20% and with a Management training.
marked increase in the number The conference weekend,
of swimming teacher courses which began with a keynote
being delivered. speech from swimming author
Canadian Spa Company
Roger Millward, the STA’s Chief Anne Eakin, featured
Executive said the membership interactive swimming teaching,
Canadian Spa Company for years has been a
growth was as a result of many lifeguarding/lifesaving and first
market leader in the spa industry around the
people converting their tutor aid workshops and seminars.
world. status from other bodies. He said The subjects ranged from
the increase in courses – a rise of baby swimming, transferring
50% – had a knock-on effect on playground games into the pool
Our products are manufactured using only the
swimming badge sales. and front crawl breathing, to
He was speaking at the FAST test stroke diagnosis,
finest quality components and state-of-the art
association’s annual conference simulating wounds and
digital control systems.
in Bristol. musculoskeletal disorders. A
He said success was due to number of business and legal
STA’s continued commitment to sessions were also included on
Come and talk to the UK’s longest established
quality and service, offering the itinerary to inform delegates
spa company with a reputation for quality and
value for money and by about the latest issues with
providing a range of ‘fit for regards insurance and child
service.
purpose’ qualifications. protection.
He also acknowledged many “As a result of converting
new members sought support over to the STA, these Local
as a result of the governing Authorities, Leisure Trusts and
body introducing their new private swim schools have all
Sports UKCC Aquatics reported significant cost
qualifications in 2007. “This savings, improvements in
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STA’s products and services to a are also generating new income
new audience – organisations, opportunities by being able to
tutors and swimming teachers provide a wider scope of
who had a long history with the training courses and CPDs,”
governing body. confirmed Mr Millward.
“We were able to demonstrate
the benefits of having one single
STA
organisation provide NQF Level 2
pc www.sta.co.uk
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swimming teaching, lifeguarding
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