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swim21 FAQ’s

Find out all you need to know about swim21 club accreditation below.

Accredited swim21 clubs

I am a swim21 club, what does this mean for me?
We are committed to supporting your club to retain your swim21 accreditation and transition across to swim21 club. You will need to complete all elements of swim21 club Essential to retain your accreditation and this is due on the date your club is due to revalidate/reaccredit. Please see the swim21 web pages for the matrix and resources to support you.

Does my club have to move across to swim21 club? We want to retain our swim21 Competitive Development status
swim21 competitive development, as with all the previous levels will cease to exist from June 2013. Your club will retain swim21 status and be required to achieve swim21 club Essential on the due date of revalidation/reaccreditation, whichever comes first. If you fail to move across you risk losing swim21 accreditation.

My club is due to reaccredit in August 2013 which swim21 am I using?
You will need to transition to the new swim21 and ASA officers will support you with this. The matrix of evidence is available to guide you with the documents you require.

My club is due to revalidate in August 2013, what do we do?
You will need to transition to the new swim21 and ASA officers will support you with this. The matrix of evidence is available to guide you with the documents you require.

This is a lot of work when we normally update our action plan, what happens if we don’t complete it in time?
ASA officers are on hand to support you through the transition and with the online system we aim to make the process as simple as possible. You will have the majority of documents in the club and uploading onto the swim21 portal is quick, with the ability to skip completed sections. If you don’t complete the evidence by August regional panel then you will lose swim21, but once complete they can accredit you in November 2013.

My club is due to reaccredit in November 2013, what do we do?
You will need to transition to the new swim21 and ASA officers will support you with this. The matrix of evidence is available to guide you with the documents you require.

My club is due to revalidate in November 2013, what do we do?
You will need to transition to the new swim21 and ASA officers will support you with this. The matrix of evidence is available to guide you with the documents you require.

We want to keep the status of swim21 performance club, how do we do this?
It is not possible to retain performance status once you transition to swim21 club as all levels and disciplines have been removed from swim21 club Essential. On launch of module 2 and 3 of swim21 club, it may be appropriate for your club to work towards these. However, the modules are not to be seen as badges of honour or a status symbol as all clubs are valued equally on completion of swim21 club Essential.

We are a masters only club, can we still be swim21 accredited?
Yes, clubs who are specifically for masters swimmers only can still become swim21 accredited. Elements relating to child safegaurding will not need to be completed in order to achiece the accreditation.  
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