Global Swim offers training for professionals related to Starfish Swimming, Starguard, and Global Swim specialised programs for diverse communities.
Starfish Swimming is a total learn-to-swim and water safety curriculum for all ages and stages of aquatic development—toddlers through competitive swimmers. As a Starfish Swimming program provider, Global Swim offers instructor training and cross-over options for all levels of of the program. Starfish Swimming Instructors may teach for Starfish authorized providers around the world (facilities may require onsite orientation / training). Starfish Instructor program are recognised by organisations such as YMCA USA, Red Cross USA, American Camp Association and others.
StarGuard is a comprehensive lifeguard training program appropriate for any type of pool or waterpark. In the USA, StarGuard (and SAI) is one of five, nationally-recognized, certification agencies, which include SAI, the American Red Cross, E & A, NASCO and the YMCA. StarGuard is one of the most modern and up-to-date programs, setting trends for aquatics rescue in the USA and around the world.
As an instructor or aquatics professional, there can sometimes be challenges when teaching diverse classes. The significance of cultural differences or language limitations can often be misunderstood, creating challenges, or even increasing safety concerns. The STDC workshop encourages open discussion and provides relevant information related to teaching approaches within diverse communities. Lessons and references are takes from multicultural and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) approaches.
STAR is a dry course run in a classroom environment that can be customised for swim coaches, group leaders and those who might be responsible for others. The course is focused on aquatic environments, and includes practical safety and medical information related to hazards, safety equipment, and personal safety in responding to an emergency. The course is an excellent addition to an existing CPR and/or First Aid certification.
Global Swim offers opportunities for existing aquatics programs to join in offering Global Swim courses. Global Swim supports partnerships by providing instructor training, materials and quality assurance. If you are an existing aquatics program and are interested in learning more about becoming a program partner, please contact us!