Swim Mark Club Accreditation is the Swim Englands ‘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. But Swim Mark Club Accreditation is not a badge of honour. It is Swim Englands Club Development
model - a planning tool, based on the principles of Long Term 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. Clubs who want to secure
Swim Mark Accreditation work steadily towards gaining 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.
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 avaialble for our swimmers.
Key benefits Are:
• Swimmer Achievement/Development
• Local and National recognition
• Improved resources
• New sources of funding
• And many more
Swim England has a commitment to achieving its equity targets throughout the sport.
Swim Mark is no different and Swim England is keen to support clubs in the shared
objective of widening the participation base and hence the performance of the
sport as a whole.