STARFISH SWIMMING is among the most modern, complete and effective swim training 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 supporting 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 PADI. Click here to find out more about SAI!
Global Swim works to increase participation and inclusion of those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Class length and teaching style may be adjusted to suit participant needs. Clear, easy to read course materials provide opportunity to explain skills and progress more easily. Simple translations of course materials increase communication across language. Diversity is encouraged in all classes to increase exposure and understanding within diverse local communities.
Over the past 20 years, methods used by Starfish Swimming have been proven effective, teaching people of all ages, in the USA and over 25 other countries around the world.
Global Swim is required to match the highest global standards of safety required as a program provider of Starfish Swimming program.
Global Swim emphasises both safety and fun! The program is designed to use activities which are both effective and enjoyable.
No matter what age, personal confidence and knowledge of safety around the water is a life skill that everyone should have. Even if we are not in the water, we are always around it. Learning to swim and understanding the risks of aquatic environments is more than a matter of safety, it is a matter of freedom. Water is a great teacher, and a great entertainer. It is an excellent place to exercise, and to be closer to nature. Learning to live with and thrive in aquatic environments opens new worlds of potential that will last a lifetime.
Knowledge of swimming and water safety is a matter for every member of a family. Children need to know how to stay safe, and parents need to know how to protect their children. Through this knowledge and safety comes a new world of potential for activites and fun together as a family. From visiting a local pool, to spending the day on the beach, to taking up watersports such as SCUBA or kayaking, families can be safer as they spent time together.
Global Swim encourages diversity in its courses as a way of encouraging cooperation and understanding within our diverse communities. Effective water safety is also a community effort. By offering both practical swim training and water safety training to parents and community leaders, Global Swim encourages local communities work together to help keep everyone safe around the water.
Kurt Cordice 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).