Everton Swimming Association

 

WHAT IS SWIM MARK?

SwimMark Club Accreditation is the Swim England/ASA’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. But Swim2Mark Club Accreditation is not a badge of honour. It is the Swim England/ASA's 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 SwimMark 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. SwimMark Club Accreditation is available to Swim England/ASA clubs of all aquatic disciplines that are positioned at one or more of five levels:

• Foundation

• Teaching

• Skill Development

• Competitive Development

• Performance

 

BENEFITS FOR EVERTON SA

The benefits of becoming a SwimMark 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.

Key benefits Are:

• Swimmer Achievement/Development

• Local and National recognition

• Improved resources

• New sources of funding

• And many more

The Swim England/ASA has a commitment to achieving its equity targets (changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or social/economic status) throughout the sport.  SwimMark is no different and Swim England/ASA is keen to support clubs in the shared objective of widening the participation base and hence the performance of the sport as a whole.