WHAT IS SWIM 21
Many of you will have heard people talk about Swim 21 but how many of you actually know what it is all about?
Swim 21 is an initiative brought in by the ASA. It is the ASA’s swimmer Development Programme for the 21st century.
Swim 21 is the ASA’s club development model – a planning tool, enabling clubs to help swimmers, coaches and administrators achieve their full potential. It is centred around the needs of the swimmers – striving to provide them with the best possible environment.
• The aim of Swim 21 is: “to provide appropriate opportunities for swimmers at each stage of their development, in order that they will achieve their full potential
Swim 21 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.
By choosing a Swim21 accredited club, parents can be assured that their swimmers are in a club that has been scrutinised and shown to have everything in place for developing their potential. They can also be assured that the club keeps up to date too, as Swim21 accreditation is validated on an annual basis.
What is Clubmark
Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports Clubs.
It stands for:
• Higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management in community sports Clubs
• Making sure the nation’s sports Club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful
It shows that a Club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.
An accredited Club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they’re choosing the right Club for their young people.