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Today with more than 12,000 members, the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) is an independent educational charity that works to preserve human life through the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques to people of all ages and abilities.
Drowning continues to be one of the leading causes of accidental death in children – in fact people in the UK and Ireland are more likely to die from drowning than they are from being hit by a car or in a domestic fire. On average 402 people accidentally drown every year in the UK and many more also suffer life-changing injuries, through non-fatal accidents.