SWIMMING TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA IS AFFLIATED WITH

About Us

About

STAM is a non-profit organization, officially registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia (ROS) on 30th October 2015.

STAM is founded by a few passionate and professional Aquatic Educators in Malaysia with the primary aim to educate the public on the importance of water safety, to enhance aquatic education, to maintain professional standards of aquatic educators in line with international guidelines, and to promote a standardized & systematic aquatic education in Malaysia.

STAM is dedicated to promote aquatic education programs including People with Disabilities, Baby and Pre-school, water safety and drowning prevention awareness to the public. The tutors have professional qualifications from STA, UK and have many years of practical experience in the aquatic fields.

STAM is a member of the IFSTA (International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Association), based in UK of which consisted of swimming associations from all over the world. Alongside with IFSTA, STAM has plans to conduct activities, seminars and events in Malaysia.

Vision Statement

STAM’s Vision of a Nation Where Everybody Enjoys Quality Aquatic Education with Safe Practices.

Mission Statement

1. To ensure all Malaysian Swimming Teachers or Aquatic Educators are professionally certified Teachers.
2. To introduce aquatic education programs to all age group.
3. To be acknowledged as a world class Swimming Teachers Association.
4. To promote and create awareness on drowning prevention and aquatic water safety to the public.

STAM Objectives are:

1. To educate the public on the importance of water safety practices in all aquatic relevant activities as well as the environmental safety where the activities are being conducted.
2. To promote, enhance and help maintain the professional standards, welfare and the competency of Aquatic Educators through education and certification.
3. To promote and standardize and set systematic aquatic education programs to the public, including programs such as The Infant & Toddler Aquatic Education programs and The Water Safety & Aquatic Education for the Disabled.
4. To encourage and promote aquatic education to all Malaysians.
5. To work with other Bodies/Associations/Foundations to create aquatic awareness and education.

Membership

Membership of the Swimming Teachers’ Association of Malaysia is available to all who are interested in the preservation of human life by teaching swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques.

Applicants for membership of the Swimming Teachers' Association of Malaysia do not have to be qualified with STA certification, as we recognize acceptable equivalent qualifications from many other organizations in Malaysia and overseas.

Application as Associate memberships from our public whom wish to help promote aquatic education programs, drowning prevention and water safety are most welcome.

Our Courses

STA Award in Swimming Teaching

STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching

Aquatic Teaching for People with Disabilities

Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre- School

Other Courses

STA Award in Swimming Teaching

Holders of this Award can teach up to 10 beginners. They may deliver the STAnley Series of awards and also the Octopus and Goldfish Series of STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme.

They may act as an assistant swimming teacher and may teach larger classes or advanced skills under the direct supervision of a swimming teacher qualified to certificate level.

    Pre-requisites

    -Be 16 years of age or older

    -Hold current MEMBERSHIP with Swimming Teachers' Association of Malaysia

    -Bronze Medallion/ILS Certified

    -CPR Certified

    -Able to swim Front Crawl, Back Stroke and Breast Stroke for 25 metres

    All potential candidates will be required to complete a Pre- Requite Assessment:

  1. 3 Swimming Strokes Assessment – 25 metres
  2. Short Interview
  3. Short written essay not more than 100 words

    Mandatory Units:

    – Understanding the Elementary Scientific Principles Relevant to Swimming

    – Planning, Preparing and Teaching Swimming

    – Understanding the Principles of Safe and Equitable Coaching Practice

    – The aquatic approach of our Malaysian culture

    Candidates Assessment Criteria:

  1. A multiple choice and written Theory Examination
  2. Pre-practical attachment
  3. Practical Micro Teaching Examination
  4. Practical attachment course work and assignment

! Qualification certificates will not be issued until all pre-requisites have been complied and submitted. If requested pre-requisites are not complied and submitted within 12 months of the course end date, the qualification will expire.

STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching

The STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching aims to prepare holders to teach, without supervision, pupils of all levels.

    Pre-requisites

    -Be 17 years of age or older

    -Hold current MEMBERSHIP of Swimming Teachers' Association of Malaysia

    -Bronze Medallion/ILS Certificate

    -CPR Certified

    -Able to swim Front Crawl, Back Stroke, Breast Stroke and Butterfly for 50 metres

    -Hold the STA Basic Teachers Certification or STA Award in Swimming Teaching or acceptable equivalent Swimming Teaching Certification

    Mandatory Units:

    – Teaching Swimming, Lifesaving and Survival Techniques

    – Understanding How to Develop Participants Through Coaching Sport

    – Understanding the Fundamentals of Coaching Sport

    Candidates Assessment Criteria:

  1. A written Theory Examination
  2. Practical Micro Teaching Examination
  3. Practical attachment course work and assignment

! Qualification certificates will not be issued until all pre-requisites have been complied and submitted. If requested pre-requisites are not complied and submitted within 12 months of the course end date, the qualification will expire.

Aquatic Teaching for People with Disabilities

Holders of People with Disabilities qualification can teach basic aquatic skills to individuals and groups and will understand the correct care and handling those with special needs.

    Pre-requisites

    -Be 18 years of age or older

    -Hold current MEMBERSHIP of Swimming Teachers' Association of Malaysia

    -Bronze Medallion/ILS Certificate

    -CPR Certified

    -STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching or acceptable equivalent

    Mandatory Units:

    – Planning , Preparing and Aquatic Teaching people with Disabilities

    – People with Disabilities Aquatic Activities

    Candidates Assessment Criteria:

  1. Candidates must complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  2. Undertaking at least 30 minutes poolside teaching during the course
  3. Complete a 30 question multiple choice question paper with a unit pass mark of 11 out of 15 per unit

! Qualification certificates will not be issued until all pre-requisites have been complied and submitted. If requested pre-requisites are not complied and submitted within 12 months of the course end date, the qualification will expire.

Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre- School

The Baby and Pre- School qualification aims to produce teachers that can teach aquatic activities, including paddle strokes to babies and pre – school children during adult and children lessons.

They are able to deliver the STA Starfish programme up to the STAnley Series of STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme.

    Pre-requisites

    STA Swimming Teacher certificate or STA People with Disabilities or acceptable equivalent Swimming Teaching Certification

    Mandatory Units:

    – Planning, Preparing and Teaching Swimming

    – Baby and Pre- School Swimming

    Candidates Assessment Criteria:

  1. Candidates must complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  2. Undertake at least 30 minutes of poolside teaching during the course
  3. Teach 15 minutes lessons to between 2 and 4 adult-child pairs
  4. Complete a 30 question multiple choice question paper with a unit pass mark of 11 out of 15 per unit

! Qualification certificates will not be issued until all pre-requisites have been complied and submitted. If requested pre-requisites are not complied and submitted within 12 months of the course end date, the qualification will expire.

Benefits

A Voice for Aquatic Educators & Academies

Prestige and support of a truly professional Association with expertise and assistances by our International Federation of Swimming Teachers Association (IFSTA) members all over the world.

Opportunities to attend local and oversea workshops, forums or conferences

Discount rates on STA UK courses

STA International Learn to swim Awards

Pool and Water Quality Consultation

Contact us

Address
6-2, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone No
+603 2287 3500

Fax No
+603 2287 3501

Email
enquiry@www.stam.org.my

Website
www.stam.org.my

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