Position Statement #15: Employee Development

Cultivating Lifelong Learning and Career Advancement


The International Swim Schools Association (ISSA) places a high priority on the continuous growth and development of team members in the swim education sector. This position statement emphasizes the importance of professional development policies designed to offer ample opportunities for skill enhancement and career advancement, fostering a culture of lifelong learning.


ISSA believes in providing comprehensive professional development opportunities that empower team members to enhance their skills and progress in their careers. This commitment is reinforced through training and a collaborative employee review process, ensuring that workforces are well-equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and support to excel in their roles.

Compliance with Local Accreditation Standards:

ISSA advocates for compliance with local accreditation standards where they exist. Swim schools are encouraged to align their professional development initiatives with the requirements of local accreditation bodies, ensuring that training programs meet recognized industry standards.

Training Registers and Documentation:

ISSA underscores the importance of maintaining training registers and documentation. Swim schools should implement robust systems to track and document employee training, ensuring transparency and accountability in the professional development process.


By prioritizing continuous growth and development, swim schools create a culture of lifelong learning and career advancement. ISSA affirms that this commitment not only benefits individual team members but also contributes to the overall success of the organization and the advancement of swim education.