SwimMark (Formerly Swim21)

SwimMark is the Swim England’s Club development model for swimming clubs. Wantage White Horses Swimming Club was accredited under Swim21 in August 2008.
Essentially, SwimMark is a planning tool, and is based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development. It helps clubs to help swimmers, teachers, coaches and administrators to achieve their full potential. It focuses particularly on the needs of swimmers – seeking to provide them with the best possible support and training environment.
SwimMark Accreditation is a ‘Quality mark’. It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members. Clubs work steadily towards the attainment of a series of outcomes all of which are seen as essential if the right level of support is to be provided at each stage of an athlete’s development.
SwimMark Accreditation is available to ASA clubs of all aquatic disciplines that are positioned at one or more of the four levels of

  • Teaching

  • Skill Development

  • Competitive Development

  • Performance

WWHSC is accredited under the Skill Development level. We are working with the South East Region of Swim England to continually improve the skills and structure within the club.
Any questions on this aspect of the club should be sent to our SwimMark co-ordinator (