Mini Swimmers becomes a STA Swim Star Swim School

Learner swimmers in Ripon and York can be assured they are getting the highest quality lessons after Mini Swimmers 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, Mini Swimmers, which teaches swimming at 3 venues: Ripon’s Royal British Legion, Ripon Grammar School and Emperors Gym in York; 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 Mini Swimmers 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 Mini Swimmers, are providing extra assurance to their customers of their commitment to maintaining the highest of standards in teaching.”

Elaine Ives owner and Instructor of Mini Swimmers added

“We signed up for this programme and are only one from a handful of independent swim schools in the area to be working with the programme. It is important to us that our parents and their miniswimmers have the best teaching for an invaluable life skill in a safe environment. The STA Swim Star Swim School scheme will offer reassurance to our customers and parents looking to get their kids confident in water.”

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