As an educational charity dedicated to the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques, STA is proud to partner with The Scout Association to support the Swimmer Staged Activity Badge.

This partnership provides a fantastic opportunity for STA, as part of its charitable objectives, to reach and engage with young people, and teach them about the importance of learning to swim and how to be safe in and around water – key life skills that could one day save their life.


Swimmer Staged Activity Badge

To support the five badges in the Swimmer Staged Activity Badge series, STA will be producing a host of water safety related resources.  This includes a downloadable water safety booklet.

The 24-page booklet features 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 environments and potential hazards.


Do you know your Water Safety Code?

 1. Spot the Dangers

Water may look safe, but it can be dangerous; learn to spot and keep away from dangers.  You may swim well in a warm indoor pool, but that does not mean that you’d be able to swim in cold outside water.

 2. Take Safety Advice

Special flags and notices may warn you of danger.  Know what the signs mean and do what they tell you.

 3. Don’t Go Alone

Children should always go with an adult, not by themselves.  An adult may be able to point out dangers or help if someone gets into trouble.

4. Learn How to Help

You may be able to yourself and others if you know what to do in an emergency.


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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