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ASCTA’s Speechley named President of International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Associations

ASCTA’s Speechley named President of International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Associations
July 3, 2016

David Speechley, Chief Executive of the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association, has been appointed President of the International Federation of Swimming Teachers' Associations (IFSTA).

Speechley, who will serve in the role until 2018, was elected to the role during the recent IFSTA board meeting held in Korea.

IFSTA represents and unites the world’s swimming teaching bodies in the common goal of reducing deaths by drowning through improving standards in teaching swimming and other survival techniques.

As an international body, IFSTA supports its members worldwide by working together to achieve IFSTA’s objective “to promote internationally, the highest standards in the teaching of swimming and other survival techniques.”

IFSTA is a non-profit organisation that was set up by the UK’s Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) to provide a platform for independent swimming bodies to share and disseminate the principles of best practice. IFSTA members also benefit from being able to use STA’s International Learn to Swim Program, and may also operate extended badge and certificate schemes for their country.

IFSTA also operates a scheme whereby members can gain international recognition to operate their programs in other member countries.

Speechley is also President of the Australian Leisure Facilities Association (Queensland Branch).

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