Swindon Dolphin and Swim21 for 2017/19

Swim21 accreditation is Swim England’s recognised kitemark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable affiliated clubs.

Gaining accreditation is available to all clubs, across sports – including Masters. It can be gained regardless of your club’s size and the activities you deliver.

What is swim21 about?
– Creating the best possible swimming experience for all
– Raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas.
– National Sport England Clubmark recognition for great quality clubs

Achieving Swim21 accreditation also offers national recognition that we provide a quality service for all members, recognised by Sport England, through receiving the Clubmark status.  Clubmark is widely recognised by potential funders, schools and other partners who can assist us with club growth and development.

There are three modules clubs can aspire to: swim21 Essential, swim21 Club Network, and swim21 Performance.

swim21 Club Essential
The is a key module supporting clubs to grow membership, develop volunteers and ensure the sustainability of activity in line with the objectives of the club. It is accredited every two years.

swim21 Club Network
This module seeks to aid clubs who work collaboratively to deliver the athlete pathway in their area. It also helps ensure athletes meet their potential and are retained in the sport.

swim21 Performance Environment
This provides a benchmark for clubs coaching high-level athletes across the four sports (Swimming, Diving, Waterpolo and Synchro). It is awarded to those clubs who can demonstrate that the pathways, physical environment, coaching practices and support services are all in place for athletes to reach the pinnacle of their aquatic sport. The Performance module is assessed in three sections: Pre-requisite/Self Assessment Criteria, Physical Environment Criteria, and Coaching Programme Criteria

In 2017, Swindon Dolphin applied for accreditation at the Swim21 Club Essential level and in March 2017 Swim England awarded this to the club.

Swim21 Club Essential is a key module which will support the club to grow membership, develop our volunteers and ensure the sustainability of activity in line with the objectives of the club.

For more information relating to the Swim21 accreditation scheme please visit http://www.swimming.org/swimengland/tag/swim21/

Well done to all those who worked hard to gain new and additional qualifications, improve administration systems and to the swimmers who gained entry into county, regional and national championships, all of which helped to achieve this award.