COVID Sparks a National Shortage of Swimming Teachers...

A survey carried out this month by the STA, a national governing body for swimming, has revealed that more than a quarter of swimming teachers in the UK have received little or no government funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, nearly a half of all the swim school owners STA surveyed said they have lost swimming teachers and that this will have a financial impact on their business – as well as impacting on how many children they are able to teach now, and more so when social distancing measures are relaxed.

Dave Candler, STA’s CEO, said; “Even prior to COVID, there was a huge shortage of trained swimming teachers in the UK, and this research confirms what we thought, that the pandemic has further exacerbated the issue for swim schools all over the country – one swim school owner alone reported via the survey, that they have lost 105 of their swimming teachers.” more here.....COVID Sparks National Swimming Teaching Shortage –