Sport, parks and leisure - GLL and STA partnership delivers 'boosts in swim teacher numbers'...
19 Aug 2019 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

15 Jan 2019

GLL and STA partnership delivers 'boosts in swim teacher numbers'
BY Tom Walker

The partnership was set up in January 2018 to address the national shortage of swim teachers

The partnership was set up in January 2018 to address the national shortage of swim teachers

A partnership between leisure operator GLL and the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) – designed to address the national shortage of swim teachers – has been hailed a success after delivering more than 300 new instructors in just 12 months.

Set up in January 2018, the programme has resulted in GLL and STA introducing new training and employment opportunities with "significant benefits" to those looking for work as swim teachers – as well as employers looking to recruit them.

These have included offering aspiring swim teachers STA qualifications — including CIMSPA-endorsed Level 2 certificates – through GLL College and following the training up with job interviews at GLL's 145 Better-branded leisure centres across the UK.

According to Emma Lewis, national swimming development manager at GLL, the three-year partnership will "transform" the way the charitable social enterprise delivers it swimming teaching qualifications.

"Since entering our partnership with STA 12 months ago, we are proud to have had more than 400 people sign up to courses through GLL College, as well as recruiting 300 swim teachers nationally through 2018," she said.

"This will go a long way towards helping us to deliver our water safety strategy, our commitment to drowning prevention and growing the number of swimming lesson opportunities available in our local communities."

Dave Candler, STA chief executive, added: "Our partnership with GLL is already serving to positively address the national swimming teacher shortage issue.

"GLL has not only taken the lead on this nationwide problem, it has, in just 12 months, successfully trained and recruited a new generation of swimming teachers; teachers who might not have had the opportunity to access accredited courses prior to this partnership."



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Sports sector worth £1.14bn to Welsh economy – outperforming travel and accommodation
Sports sector worth £1.14bn to Welsh economy – outperforming travel and accommodation   16 Aug 2019

The Welsh sports sector has been valued at £1.142bn (gross value added), out-performing a number of industries traditionally considered strong in the .... more>>
Youth Sport Trust initiative to help improve wellness of young elite athletes and their parents
Youth Sport Trust initiative to help improve wellness of young elite athletes and their parents   15 Aug 2019

Youth Sport Trust (YST) has set out to protect the mental health of young talented athletes by educating and preparing them for the rigours of .... more>>
£8.5 million Ladywood Leisure Centre opens in Birmingham
£8.5 million Ladywood Leisure Centre opens in Birmingham   15 Aug 2019

An £8.5m leisure centre has opened its doors to the public in Birmingham. The Ladywood Leisure Centre will be operated by Birmingham Community .... more>>
NBA Experience opens doors at Disney Springs
NBA Experience opens doors at Disney Springs   14 Aug 2019

The NBA Experience, an immersive and interactive new attraction at Disney Springs in Florida, has celebrated its grand opening, with Disney CEO Bob .... more>>
New York Islanders receive approval for US$1.3bn Belmont Park Arena plans
New York Islanders receive approval for US$1.3bn Belmont Park Arena plans   13 Aug 2019

Plans have been approved for a 19,000-seat, multi-use indoor arena in Belmont Park on Long Island, New York. The US£1.3bn venue is set to become the .... more>>
Company profile


Technogym

Technogym provides a complete range of best-in-class cardiovascular, strength and functional equipment for both professional and home use.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce

Incorpore: Creating a fitter, happier and more productive workforce

Inactivity is described by The Department of Health as the ‘silent killer’ of our generation. More>>




in this issue

• Bridges acquires énergie Fitness
• Huw Edwards named CEO of ukactive
• Horniman Museum revamp plans unveiled



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer Energie Fitness Borough
Salary: £40-60/hour
Location: Borough SE1, UK
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Watford, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £8.21 per hour
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
Company: GLL
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

03 Sep 2019

Spa Business Bootcamp Course

Laico Hotels & Resorts Regency, Nairobi, Kenya



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>
  Fitness: Hybrid fitness
ESPA Life at Corinthia's 'revolutionary' new fitness service, BodySPace More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Last word: Nature’s bounty
FairWild is setting standards in the harvesting of wild ingredients More>>
  Regeneration: High ideals
In Utah, a bunch of hip entrepreneurs is creating a crowdfunded ski resort More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd