Learn to Swim Conference – a journey towards discovery

Share knowledge, learn best practices, collaborate with industry leaders and enhance your network – 11-12 November 2023

The first-ever European Aquatics Learn to Swim Conference promises to be an enriching experience for all of those who choose to attend the inaugural event in Jurmala, Latvia.

The two-day conference, 11-12 November, will bring together Olympians, academic leaders and experts from across the aquatic community.

It is seen as an excellent opportunity for those studying, or teaching, sport related ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities to further their knowledge about the latest technological advances which are being utilised to progress the movement. 

In addition to the prospect of exploring some of Jurmala’s stunning cultural attractions, those present in Latvia will also receive an attendance certificate, attesting to their participation in a historic event.

The first-ever European Aquatics Learn to Swim Congress is an important initial step in recognition of a Pan European Swimming standard. 

European Aquatics aim to ensure that across the whole of continent there is a consistent and practical framework which will enable more people, regardless of their age, gender or ethnic background, to learn to swim, enjoy aquatic activities, and be safer in and around water.

The speakers at the Conference are all renowned experts in this field and will present on topics of practical interest:

·      Dr. Robert Stallman (Associate Professor with special responsibility for Swimming and Lifesaving) – What are the steps when building a successful National Learn to Swim Programme?

·      Andreas Schleicher (Director at the Directorate of Education and Skills (OECD) – The importance of physical education as curricular content in Educational and Social Values

·      Aldo Matos da Costa PhD, Aisling McKeever, Boro Stramboli PhD and Farouk Ben Jeddirepresenting European Aquatics and National Federations in Europe will make a two-part presentation outlining the road map for launch of a Learn to Swim Framework.

·      In addition, Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador who was named on 2023’s TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In The World, will also take part in the Congress as one of the keynote speakers.

Registration is NOW OPEN, with one or two-day passes available to suit your schedule.

Additional details can be discovered via the official Learn to Swim Conference website.