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Getting Involved

STAnd Up for Swimming is STA’s new campaign, which we will be rolling-out in 2022, our 90th anniversary year, in response to the crippling swimming teacher shortage in the UK.

We need your help in nominating the STAnd Up for Swimming learners in your area; this will then enable us to match learner numbers by geographical location, available venue and tutor to check course viability.

We need at least 10 learners from each specific region to be able to run the courses.

If you’d like to be involved in helping increase the number of employable swimming teachers in your region, please promote the free STAnd Up for Swimming training opportunities with your employees, parent customers, friends, family – anyone you think would be interested, and would benefit from this unique paid-for training opportunity – as support, we have created a social media graphic for you to use here.

To nominate a learner for a free place onto an STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming course in 2022 (for Scotland: the STA Award in Teaching Swimming at SCQF Level 6 accredited by SQA Accreditation), please complete the following application form for consideration by the STA team.

STA cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive a free course place, this will be subject to regional viability based on the availability of a Tutor and Venue. On acceptance of a free place, the candidate will be required to sign and agree the full terms and conditions.

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* Your Details

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* Swim School Details

Clicking 'Next' (below) will take you to the relevant sections to complete.

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* Learner Details

You can submit as many nominations as you would like, simply complete and submit each nomination form separately.

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* Please confirm that your nominated learner meets the following criteria:
  • Is aged 16 years +
  • Will agree to become an STA member if the application is successful
  • Can arrange own transport to the agreed STAnd Up for Swimming training centre and / or accommodation during the course if the application is successful
  • Is willing to participate in marketing and PR activity prior to, during and after the course if the application is successful.

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* To complete the application, please tell us in less than 50 words, why your swim school can benefit from STAnd Up for Swimming:

Please click the 'Submit Nomination' button below to submit your nomination.

Following a successful nomination, STA will notify yourself and the learner regarding their allocated course details.

Please contact us on if you have any questions.
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