What is swim21?
Swim21 is a club development tool managed by the ASA and supported by the North East Region. It is a recognised quality mark throughout sport as it ensures the minim standard is achieved within clubs enabling them to be effective, ethical and sustainable.
The opportunity to gain swim21 essential accreditation is available to all clubs, across any aquatic discipline (including Masters), regardless of size and activity delivered. Swim21 is about creating the best possible swimming experience for all and raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas.
Swim21 essential offers national recognition that clubs are providing a quality service for all members, which is recognised by Sport England. All clubs gaining swim21 essential accreditation will automatically receive Clubmark status. Clubmark is widely recognised by potential funders, schools and other partners that can assist with club growth and development.
To achieve swim21 essential accreditation, clubs need to submit information for 16 'elements'. This is now all done online via a portal (no more files with paperwork!). The elements are reviewed and approved by the Regional Development Officers and then by a regional and national panel. Accreditation lasts for two year, however a health check of 5 ‘essential’ elements will need to be completed in the interim year.
Clubs that are swim21 accredited are able to use the swim21 logo on publications and club marketing material. If you are unsure if you club is swim21 accredited, speak to your club’s workforce or swim21 co-ordinator.
Support through the swim21 accreditation is provided by ASA Club Development Officers and the Regional Development Officers:
To find more information on Swim21, browse the website using the drop down menu above or click on the links below:
- Swim21 Club Benefits and Outcomes
- Swim21 FAQ
- Swim21 Portal Access
- Swim21 Panel Dates
- document New Swim21 Essential Accreditation Sheet - October 2016 (106 KB) .
You can also view the latest Swim21 news stories in the carousel above or in the latest news story section.