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:
IFSTA is a non-profit organisation that was set up by the UK’s Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) to provide a platform for independent swimming bodies to share and disseminate the principles of best practice. IFSTA members also benefit from being able to use STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme, and may also operate extended badge and certificate schemes for their country.