Swindon Dolphin ASC and SWIM21 in 2013
Swim 21 accreditation was first launched in February 2002 and is the ASA’s club development planning model based on the principles of long term athlete development, enabling swimming clubs to help athletes, teachers, coaches and administrators to achieve their full potential. It focuses particularly on the needs of the athletes – striving to provide them with the best possible support and environment.
Swim 21 accreditation is available at four levels these are :-
● Skill Development
● Competitive Development
Swindon Dolphin recognized the value of being accredited giving the club access to more resources and training for teacher’s coaches and administrators enabling better athlete training and support.
Application for accreditation was submitted soon after the launch and as the club training and administration was already very well advanced along the swim 21 model route we were awarded accreditation at the skill development level. Each year since accreditation we are audited to ensure that we are following the swim 21 guide lines and we have passed the audit each year.
In 2012, we applied for revalidation at the Competitive development level and were awarded it staying with a select few swimming clubs achieving this in the south west region. The Masters section was also revalidated as Integrated Masters at foundation level.
For more information related to the SWIM21 accreditation scheme from the asa, please click here.
Very well done to all those who worked hard to gain additional qualifications, improve administration systems and the swimmers who gained entry into regional and national championships all of which helped to achieve this prestigious award.
Chris Mitchell Swim 21 coordinator.
SWIM21 Folders ~ to view the Swindon Dolphin SWIM21 folders, which contains both public and password protected club documents, use the following links :
SWIM21 2013 ~ click here
SWIM21 Archive ~ Pre-2013 information click here