ITDA Swimming Certification
Why you or your child should learn to swim
Reasons why you or your child should learn to swim are many
and varied. You need to give your self and your child the
opportunity to learn to swim. Our oldest student was 83
years and our youngest 6 years old.
The most important reason is that swimming is the only sport
which may save your or your child’s life.
Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental
death in children, therefore being able to swim is an essential
ITDA Difference in Swimmer Training
We also teach and train with certifications as optional, in
CPR First-Aid, and Aquatic-Rescue Programs, with basic
life-saving skills as included, plus "Water-Safety" training.
Other reasons why your child should learn to swim
Swimming is lots of fun for people of all ages and children
especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves.
But it is not just fun, swimming also provides loads of
health benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and
happy at the same time:
- Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy,
improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and
even improves balance and posture
Another great thing about swimming is that children of any
age or ability can take part and it is more accessible for
children with additional needs than almost any other sport.
- Swimming provides challenges and rewards
accomplishments, which helps children to become
self-confident and believe in their abilities
- Your child will have plenty of opportunities to make
friends and grow in confidence
But health, fun, and confidence are not the only reasons why
your child should learn to swim. Learning to swim also opens up
the door to a range of other activities.
ITDA 1*Star Swimmer (Basic Introduction)
From first strokes, to swimming a min of 50m unaided on the
surface using from one to two strokes, breast stroke and crawl
as basic levels, also treading water for a minimum of 10 mins
(water comfort skills) and surface rescue asssits. (also
includes CPR first-aid with certification in CPR/BLS from IHMP)
Maybe certified entirely in a pool or resort environment!
ITDA 2**Star Swimmer (Intermediate Level)
Moving on from our 1*Star Swimming program above to swimming
in open water with greater confidence progressing in skills to
swim a minimum of 200m unaided and unassisted, snorkel diving to
20m/66ft. and surface life saving skills. (also includes Oxygen
first aid with certification in CPR/BLS from IHMP) Must be
certified only in an open water or resort environment!
ITDA 3***Star Snorkel Swimmer (Advanced Level)
Moving on from our 2**Star Swimming program above to swimming
with even greater confidence progressing in skills to swim a
minimum of 500m unaided and unassisted, mastering swimming
strokes, snorkelling to depths below 20m/66ft. and picking up a
person from 3m/10ft. in a pool/confined water area and from
9m/30ft in Open water, with advanced surface life saving skills
(CPR / AED or Oxygen First Aid from IHMP).
See IHMP First Aid
A few sports your child can only do if they can swim
Olympic Events / International Competitions
Learning to swim is a skill that once learnt is rarely
forgotten and it is open to people of all ages. There are even
swimming events for people over 100, and a few Master swimmers
who are still swimming past this age.
Please Remember, you cannot always be there for
your children and learning to swim may one day save their