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Swimming Teachers' Association

Our partnership with the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) aims to promote the importance of learning to swim and how to be safe in and around the water – key skills that could one day save your life.

STA support the Swimmer Staged Activity Badge.

STA have created fun and educational activities to guide all sections through their Swimmer Staged Activity Badge and encourage our Scouts to get into the water whilst keeping safe at all times.


As well as sponsoring our Swimmer Staged Activity badge, STA will provide you with –

  • A booklet filled with fun puzzles and activities to teach Beavers, Cubs and Scouts about the Water Safety Code, how to stay safe in the pool and in the sea, as well as general water safety awareness in different environmental and potential hazards.
  • A water safety booklet

As our partner for the Swimmer Staged Activity Badge, everyone between 6 - 18 years old can now learn what it takes to be a great and safe swimmer.

STA have created a Swimmer Staged Activity Badge Equivalency table with other accreditations.


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Information sheets and activities 


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Make Do Share activities

MDS Into the wild.pdf
PDF – 2.0MB
MDS Make a Splash.pdf
PDF – 1.3MB
MDS Musical Icebergs.pdf
PDF – 235.3KB
MDS Tidy Relay Race.pdf
PDF – 1.9MB
MDS Training for Space.pdf
PDF – 284.4KB

Use the STA search tool to find swims schools close to you and organise your next group's swim sessions!

About Swimming Teachers Association

Founded in 1932, STA is an educational charity that is dedicated to the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques. STA offers a comprehensive range of professional Aquatic teaching qualifications and through its International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP) has taught many millions of children to learn how to swim.

For older learners, STA also offers a Junior Lifeguard Academy, which offers youngsters aged 8 years + a choice of 40 exciting skills to learn in and out of the pool - from lifeguard and sport skills to boogie board, snorkelling, ocean awareness, open water swimming and distance skills, as well as tasters in water polo and synchronised swimming.

In support, STA works direct with swim schools, holiday centres and leisure operators to raise standards and improve swimming lesson programmes – ultimately to help give as many people as possible the opportunity to learn how to swim and be water safe.

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