JEM Swim School pledges commitment to high standards by signing up to STA Swim Star School

Learner swimmers in JEM Swim School can be assured they are getting the highest quality lessons after JEM Swim School signed up for the STA Swim Star Swim School Programme.

The programme, newly launched by STA (Swimming Teachers’ Association), one of the world’s largest swim teaching and lifesaving organisations, is the first of its kind and is designed to help independent swimming schools achieve the highest standards of teaching.

By signing up to it, JEM Swim School, which teaches swimming at venues throughout North Down & Belfast has  committed to providing excellent standards and has pledged to maintain them through delivering the globally renowned International Learn to Swim Programme.

Theo Millward, Operations Director at STA, said the Swim Star programme will offer another level of reassurance to parents who entrust the care of the children to the swim schools.

“We are thrilled to welcome JEM Swim School to the Swim Star programme,” he said. “There are many excellent independent swim schools across the country but those signing up to our scheme, like JEM Swim School, are providing extra assurance to their customers of their commitment to maintaining the highest of standards in teaching.”

To be accepted as an STA Swim Star, independent swim schools have to complete an online audit to ensure they adhere to minimum standards; demonstrate that they are actively working towards STAmark, an accreditation process; and sign a 3-year service level agreement with STA, committing to deliver its International Learn to Swim Programme.

Schools accepted onto the programme will be able to promote their Swim Star status using STA’s range of marketing materials.

For more details about STA Swim Star Swim School programme, contact STA on 01922 645097 or email

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