Swimming Australia Ltd.
World Swimming Coaches Association
International Federation of Swim Schools Associations
Australian Council for Private Education and Training
Australian Water Safety Council
Vocational Education Learning Group
Swimming Australia Limited (SAL), is our national sporting body. SAL’s role is to govern the sport of swimming from top to bottom. As an affiliate of the international body FINA, SAL helps to prepare our swimmers for international competition. SAL also provides a competition pathway for swimmers that is supported through a Club system. In a broader sense SAL helps to manage the growth, development, and public perception of our sport.
Sport Australia assists national sporting organisations with financial support, guidance and program links that help NSO’s fulfil their mission. The Australian Institute of Sport is one of the best known Sport Australia programs, assisting with the development of elite athletes. Another Sport Australia program of particular benefit to ASCTA Members is the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). The NCAS provides the framework for SAL and ASCTA to develop an effective training and accreditation system that meets the needs of our sport.
Established in 1997, Swim Australia is a network of registered swim schools that leads the aquatics industry in the development of ‘world’s best practice’ guidelines. Endorsed by the Federal Government, Swim Australia operates as a division of ASCTA to promote education, professional development, and quality control standards within the learn-to-swim industry.
FINA is the international governing body for competitive aquatics disciplines (i.e. swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming).
SwimmingWorldMagazine.com continues its commitment to bringing its audience the most up-to-date and unbiased coverage of swimming. As a part of Sports Publications’ media network, the website integrates the different sections within Swimming World including the SWIM and Swimming Technique sections, and serves as a unique site to all types of swimmers.
"The swimming community has long held Swimming World Magazine as the pre-eminent publication for our sport. The magazine has been a strong advocate in the fight against drugs in sport and Australia’s coaches support your interest in promoting competitive swimming and fostering communication,” Dr. Ralph Richards, former ASCTA CEO and Coaching Operations Director.
ASCTA is proud to support the Laurie Lawrence World Wide Swim School’s PD training platform for swim teachers.
ASCTA shares Laurie’s passion for continual education of swimming teachers with the goal to be the best in the world.