Bollington achieves swim21 Learn to Swim accreditation

Bollington Leisure Centre, near Macclesfield, has become one of the first leisure centres in the country to achieve the ASA’s new swim21 Learn to Swim accreditation.

swim21 Learn to Swim Accreditation is the ASA’s ‘Quality Mark’ and a development tool that allows swimmers, teachers, coaches and those responsible for developing programmes to continually improve.

swim21 accreditation proves that centres are providing a safe, effective, child-friendly and quality service to both their swimmers and non-swimmers.

Bollington Leisure Centre offers an extensive learn to swim programme which caters for both child and adult learners. Sessions are provided for school swimming, pre-school children, those with special needs and adults as part of a packed schedule of lessons.

A team over 50 teachers and coaches is on hand to deliver the programmes to over 2,000 swimmers each week.

Steven Hurst, Manager of Bollington Leisure centre said: “We feel that swim21 is vital to continue our service and we take pride in being recognised by a benchmark standard.

“This has enabled us to put things in order to document procedures in a better and more efficient framework and enables staff, parents and learners to develop an understanding of procedures and how they work for everything to move forward.

“For parents and adult customers, the swim21 accreditation will promote confidence in our leisure centre, in that we have been recognised by an external assessor as providing high quality service. swim21 for us ensures we dot every  ‘i’ and cross every ‘t’ and consider all eventualities so that we not only provide a better service, but also that we are prepared for the unexpected and can grow and develop our workforce.”

For more information on swim21 and becoming accredited please click here.

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