What is the ILSP?
The ILSP is a comprehensive approach to teaching swimming. Developed by the STA (UK), the world’s largest independent swimming teaching and lifesaving organisation, the system has been used to train millions of children how to swim worldwide.
The ILSP recognises that pupils learn to swim at many different ages and progress at varying paces. It also appreciates that swimming teachers use different techniques and have different levels of experience and that pool managers have diverse requirements. But at the same time, both parties recognise that at no stage should safety, quality standards or consistency be compromised. The ILSP consists of five progressive schemes which are interlinked. There is a standalone scheme for people with disabilities, supporting awards for the more competent swimmer and diver and an introduction to the First Aid award.