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How we help our members

Joining the International Swim Schools Association (ISSA) can offer several benefits for yourselves as business owners and the individuals involved in your business in the field of swimming education and instruction.


Professional Development

ISSA provides opportunities for swim instructors, coaches, and school owners to enhance their skills and knowledge through conferences, seminars, webinars, and online resources. This can help you stay up to date with the latest teaching techniques, safety protocols, and industry trends.


By becoming a member of ISSA, you can connect with a global community of swim professionals, including instructors, coaches, school owners, and industry experts. Networking opportunities can lead to collaborations, partnerships, and shared experiences that contribute to your professional and personal growth.



Being affiliated with a reputable international association like ISSA can enhance your credibility as a swim instructor or swim school owner. It shows your commitment to upholding industry standards, best practices, and a high level of professionalism.



ISSA offers access to a range of educational resources, including instructional materials, research articles, lesson plans, and safety guidelines. These resources can help you improve your teaching methods, curriculum development, and overall program quality.



ISSA membership with provide opportunities for recognition and awards within the swimming education community. This recognition can boost your reputation and open doors for career advancement or business growth.


Access to Events

ISSA frequently organises events such as conferences, workshops, and webinars where you can learn from industry experts, share your insights, and exchange ideas with fellow members. Learn more about our upcoming Conference in Dubai HERE.


Business Growth

For swim school owners, ISSA membership can offer valuable insights into business strategies, marketing techniques, and operational best practices. This can contribute to the growth and success of your swim school.
Continued Learning


Swimming instruction is a dynamic field with ongoing developments in teaching methods, safety standards, and aquatic research. Joining ISSA ensures that you remain engaged in continuous learning, enabling you to provide the best possible experience for your students.

from just $30 a year


Individual Memberships
US$ 20 per year
  • Access to a range of professional development opportunities, relevant to your position as a staff member of an organisation
  • The opportunity to network and build relationships through online forums
  • Discounts to events
  • Access to member portal with a range of PD collateral
  • Your membership is tax deductible!


for organisations
  • Professional development
  • Event discounts
  • Member resources & guidelines
  • Business support
  • Working groups
  • Be connected with a group of global professionals
  • Visibility on swim school location
  • Promotion of ISSA Logo on your website / in your facility
  • Access to curriculum and a global accreditation

I have found membership of ISSA to be really valuable, particularly as a knowledge base during these changing times. I would recommend membership to any swim school or individual active in the industry

ISSA member

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

some of our members...


Anyone working within the sector from individual teachers to leisure centres. We also support admin staff. 

Yes. Once you’ve entered your details and made payment you will be taking to the members area where you can start utilising the available resources.

No, our membership is entirely online.

Yes – news of all our upcoming events will be on our events page, and also publicised in our newsletters. 

All memberships will be set up with recurring payments, meaning you don’t need to worry about your membership lapsing.

We’ll be sad to see you go but understand you may need to cancel. This is easily done by emailing

You can find our terms and conditions here

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