ABOUT ISSA

Leadership through the power of collaboration, advocacy and networking

Teach the World to Swim

Our purpose is to ensure we live in a world in which everyone is SAFER in and around the water, through the creation of a global network of swim schools and support the creation of localised swim school associations, in addition to those that already exist.

the journey so far...

The International Swim Schools Association (ISSA) was formed in 2017, by a group of swim school owners on a mission to help support the Swim School Industry globally.  Initially established to help support swim school business owners, ISSA has gradually developed into a support system for businesses in every corner of the world. To empower and educate them in the areas of business acumen, professional development, establishing local swim associations, networking opportunities and much more!

Since its inception, ISSA has conducted several international events including two International Conferences (International Swim Schools Spectacular – Gold Coast, Singapore and Dubai), many virtual seminars and several position papers on topics relevant to, and influential within, the swim school industry.

our values

leadership

Inspiring and guiding the global swimming community towards excellence in aquatic education

collaboration

Fostering partnerships and cooperation to create a united front for safer and more inclusive swimming experiences.

Safety

Prioritizing the well-being and protection of swimmers through rigorous safety standards and practices.

Sustainability

Committing to environmentally responsible practices to ensure the long-term health of aquatic environments

inclusion

Embracing diversity and ensuring that everyone, regardless of background or ability, has access to the benefits of swimming.

By becoming a member of ISSA you’re joining a community of like-minded professionals and business owners in the swim school sector working towards excellence

our people

ISSA Executives

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Wayne Pollock

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Emily McNeill

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Theo Millward

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Tiernan Murphy

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Miren Oca

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Aderoju Ope Ajayi

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Reece Rackley

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Dave Tonnesen

Board of Advisors

africa

Tori Karg del Almeida

South Africa

Asia

Lynne Zhang

China

Munazza Habibulla

India

europe

Ulrika Faerch

Sweden

Latin America

Rafaele Madormo

Brazil

Monica Anzueto

Mexico

Beatriz Esesarte

Mexico

north America

Sharron Crowley

Canada

Miren Oca

USA

David Gorman

USA

Bob Hubbard

USA

Oceania

Mark Saunders

New Zealand

Saskia Kirby

Australia

Julie Zancanaro

Australia

John Bainbridge

Australia

Nicky Sloan

Australia

middle east

Sahar shakiba

UAE

Ambassadors

Asia

Gracie Qian

China

Elaine Lian

China

Cyrena Yong

MALAYSIA​

europe

Hannah Smith

uk

Margarita Kontzia

Greece

Marion Falzeder

Austria

Christian Zwengel

Germany

Terje Stakset

Norway

Lena Stenquist Anderson

Sweden

Latin America

Lulu Cisneros

Mexico

Gustavo Borges

BRAZIL

north America

Lynn Ledford

USA

Johnny Johnson

USA

Cindy Johnson

USA

Cindy Tonneson

USA

Micha Seal

USA

Oceania

Dave DuBois

Australia

Daniel Fulton

New Zealand

medical panel

Prof Robyn Jorgensen

Australia

prof peter reaburn

Australia

dr ludmilla Rosegren

sweden

frances waters

USA

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