Global Swim works with diverse communities and aquatic industry professionals. Initiatives seek to increase inclusion of diversity in water safety training and aquatic activities, with a focus on community empowerment and promoting stronger partnerships in the prevention of drowning and water-related accidents.
Global Swim programs promote a healthy respect for the awesome power of water.
The better we understand how water behaves and the affect it has on our body, the safer we can be when we interact with it.
Global Swim promotes the fact that, as a community, we are stronger, and safer, together.
Working towards inclusion requires more than opening the front door. Each of our diverse communities have various unique needs and barriers to inclusion. Global Swim reaches out to diverse communities, partnering with organisations to modify programs to better accommodate their needs. Global Swim then cooperates with local aquatics professionals and programs to make connections and increase understanding.
STARFISH SWIMMING is among the most modern, complete and effective swim training and water safety programs currently available, offering training for any age, and at any stage of swimming ability. The program is run through Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI). The founders of SAI are internationally recognised aquatics experts who felt so strongly about facilitating positive change in the aquatics industry that they started their own organisation. STARFISH SWIMMING is one of the major programs used in the USA. Their system has also spread worldwide and is used by reputable international programs such as the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).
StarGuard Elite is an internationally recognised lifeguard training curriculum. It uses an experiential approach to learning with a focus on professionalism and competence. StarGuard is used as the primary training program for swimming pools, water parks, cruise ships and more, around the USA and around the world.
Emergency First Response grew from a need for quality CPR/First Aid training for PADI SCUBA Professionals. It is now widely used by professional both in the aquatics industry and communities around the world. With multi-lingual materials and training locations around the world, it is a program well suited training with diversity and inclusion in mind.
Kurt has over 25 years of experience in aquatic environments and open ocean training. His experience includes SCUBA, sailing, ocean swim rescue and various other aquatic activities. He holds current certification for swim teaching under Starfish Swimming (USA), Korean Swimming Federation, and Swimming New Zealand. He also has over 10 years experience as a teacher and curriculum/program designer in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).