ITDA Swimming


New for ITDA Professionals from 2016 - ITDA Swimming Certifications for Non-Divers and anyone who wants to learn to dive but cannot swim and needs to learn to swim before training commences.

ITDA Swimming Certificationsnork

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 life-saving skill.

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 Training link

A few sports your child can only do if they can swimjunoir

  1. Snorkelling / Free Diving
  2. Kayaking
  3. Canoeing
  4. Scuba diving
  5. Surfing
  6. Triathlon
  7. Yachting.
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 life...