Swimmers: proficiency awards
are aligned with the Halliwick Method and are nationally
Instructors and Helpers: training
courses in the Halliwick Method are held at both national
and regional level. As demand is usually high, affiliated
members are given priority at reduced cost. Swim Ireland
teaching award courses, Life Saving and Water Safety
courses are arranged.
The instructors' qualifications range from Halliwick
Instructor's Certificate to lecturer accreditation.
Standards are set and examined by AST.
The Starfish club members include several qualified
Life Guards, certified Swimming Teachers and Preliminary
Swimming Teachers, Water Safety Instructors, Snorkelling
Instructors and experienced canoeists and scuba-divers.