What is SwimMark?

SwimMark is a club development tool managed by Swim England 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 SwimMark essential accreditation is available to all clubs, across any aquatic discipline (including Masters), regardless of size and activity delivered. SwimMark is about creating the best possible swimming experience for all and raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas.

SwimMark essential offers national recognition that clubs are providing a quality service for all members, which is recognised by Sport England. All clubs gaining SwimMark 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 SwimMark 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 SwimMark accredited are able to use the SwimMark logo on publications and club marketing material. If you are unsure if you club is SwimMark accredited, speak to your club’s workforce or swim21 co-ordinator.

Support through the SwimMark accreditation is provided by Swim England Club Development Officers and the Regional Development Officers:

Daniel Ramm: daniel.ramm@swimming.org
David Parry: david.parry@swimnortheast.org
Sarah Small: sarah.small@swimnortheast.org

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