SwimMark Essential Club Accreditation
SwimMark (formerly known as swim21) accreditation is Swim England’s quality standard for clubs. It recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness. SwimMark is about creating the best possible swimming experience for all and raising the quality of aquatic provision across all areas. It is also recognised by Sport England i.e. all clubs gaining ASA accreditation will automatically receive Clubmark status. Clubmark is widely recognised by potential funders, schools and other partners that can assist with club growth and development.
W&DSC has held its accreditation since 2012 and most recently retained its SwimMark Essential Club status in Dec 2018 - a key module which will support clubs to grow membership, develop volunteers and ensure the sustainability of activity in line with the objective of the club.
Clubs who want to secure SwimMark Accreditation work steadily towards gaining 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.
W&DSC has gained the SwimMark accreditation for teaching and development of swimmers and was successfully reaccredited as a SwimMark Essential Club in December 2018. We provide a detailed submission to SwimMark each October to retain our accreditation; this submission is vetted by County and Regional Panels before notification of the award is received in December.
More information can be found about SwimMark here.