Events

1st Jan - 31st Dec 2022

STAnd Up for Swimming

Global

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.

25th May 2022

Webinar: Andrew Hailey – Rethinking our Teaching Approaches from a Contemporary Perspective (Session Two)

Online (Zoom)

This series of webinars will introduce you to a contemporary area of motor learning that is focused on inclusion and the individual swimmer.

1st June 2022

Webinar: Emma Holden – Importance of Play

Online (Zoom)

This session is a basic insight into the strands of development and how play can boost learning. Including song and activity ideas.

1st June 2022

Webinar: Andrew Hailey – Rethinking our Teaching Approaches from a Contemporary Perspective (Session Three)

Online (Zoom)

This series of webinars will introduce you to a contemporary area of motor learning that is focused on inclusion and the individual swimmer.

7th June 2022

Webinar: Jo Wilson – Listening to Babies in Water

Online (Zoom)

The seminar focus will be to share water time from a baby’s perspective, ideal for all baby and preschool swimming teachers. Smiles and cries are the obvious signs that babies in classes are enjoying or not enjoying the water, but there are so many subtle cues to be aware of. All babies are different and will respond differently in the water, do you have all the knowledge tools to support your babies and parents?

23rd June 2022

Webinar: Zara Peasland – Aquatic Reflex Awareness

Online (Zoom)

This webinar will look at how working with babies and children in the water offers an unique environment that opens opportunities for the body to move in ways that may not be possible on land, and positively aid in the transformation from reflex to functional movement…and some of the challenges you’ll see in older swimmers who still have reflex patterns and reactions active within their body.

6th July 2022

Webinar: Julie Kamara – How Movement Underpins all Aspects of Learning for Babies and Children

Online (Zoom)

The webinar will build upon the STA’s Baby and Pre-Level 2 Child-Development Module and consider how physical literacy with gross and fine motor skills helps promotes all other areas of learning such as social and emotional development, cognitive function, and sensory integration. We will look at the importance of movement in babies and how swimming teachers can help lay down firm physical milestones that then help with the transition into toddlerhood and beyond.

21st July 2022

Webinar: Emma Holden – Floating and Co Swims

Online (Zoom)

This session is a recap on floating and co swim methods looking at what things may help and hinder such as effective communication and reflexes in play. Including song and activity ideas.

22nd September 2022

Webinar: Emma Holden – Rotation

Online (Zoom)

This session looks at the 3 main types of rotation. How to introduce and progress each into a safety skill and as an important foundation swim skill. Including song and activity ideas.

28th - 29th October 2022

STA Conference 2022

Leicester Marriott Hotel, Grove Park

STA’s annual conference is back, face-to-face in Leicester – make sure to save the date and keep an eye out for future updates. The countdown is on.

10th November 2022

Webinar: Emma Holden – Jumping In

Online (Zoom)

This session is an age appropriate progression pathway for jumping in. Incorporating other skills into the jump such as exits and balance. Including song and activity ideas.

12th January 2023

Webinar: Emma Holden – Transition to Independent Swimming

Online (Zoom)

This session is a run through of the propulsive strokes used at baby and pre-school with teaching points and tips and methods of transitioning to independence such as widening the gap. Including song and activity ideas.