Swim Mark Club Accreditation (formally Swim 21) is Swim England’s ‘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.

Watford Swimming Club was successful in obtaining its Swim Mark Accreditation, awarded to the club in March 2011.  A Swim Mark Sub Committee has been put in place, led by Lee Arnold.  It is the Club’s aim to assess and address positive developments for the future of its members.

The benefits of becoming a Swim Mark Accredited Club are mainly seen through the process itself. The programme enhances club management, strengthens the structures and unites the club with a philosophy and programmes that ensures the best environment is available for our swimmers, whilst opening doors to additional funding.

It is Swim England’s Club Development model – a planning tool, based on the principles of Optimal Athlete Development, enabling clubs to help athletes, teachers, coaches and administrators to achieve their full potential.  It focuses particularly on the needs of athletes – striving to provide them with the best possible support and environment.

To find out more information relating the advantages of becoming a Swim Mark Accredited club please link on the following link: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/swimmark-accreditation-for-clubs/