Camden Swiss Cottage - swim21 Club Profile

Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club, based in central London, was the first London aquatic club to achieve accreditation of swim21 club Essential.

In May 2013, swim21 changed to a three-module system for recognising quality in aquatic clubs. Swim21 club Essential is a key module which will support clubs to grow membership, develop volunteers and ensure the sustainability of activity in line with the objective of the club.

Camden Swiss Cottage SC currently boasts the largest number of competitive ‘Category 2’ swimmers in the London region with well over 400, whilst being the second largest club in the region. The club delivers a comprehensive Learn to Swim programme catering for all ages from babies and toddlers to adult lessons as well as an excellent development pathway through to their Top Squad, creating one of the most successful clubs in central London.

They also have an active Masters section, many of who recently competed in the Masters Short Course National Championships in Sheffield. Two of their Masters swimmers, Susan Halter and Chris Hopton, also competed at the European Masters Swimming Championships in Eindhoven this year. Susan, now competing in the 85-89 years age group won medals in all three of her events, whilst Chris, swimming in the 35-39 years category, had two top 10 finishes. Just showing us that swimming really is for life, whatever you age!

The club fed back that swim21 is:

  • easy to use
  • very user friendly
  • provided excellent templates - we didn't use any but it gave us confidence to use our own documents
  • Feedback was swift and easy to understand

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The swim21 Programme

The swim21 programme enhances club management, strengthens the structures and unites the club with a philosophy and programmes that ensure the best environment is available for your swimmers.

swim21 club is the ASA’s aquatic quality mark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable ASA affliated clubs.

swim21 club Essential will support your club to grow membership, develop volunteers and ensure the sustainability of activity in line with the objective of your club.


Other swim21 accredited clubs (September panel)

Biggleswade SC - East Region
Bolton Metro Swimming Squad - North West Region
Braunstone SC - East Midland Region
Camden Swiss Cottage SC - London Region
City of St Albans SC - East Region
City of Stoke SC (Cosacss) - West Midland Region
Crawley SC - South East Region
Dove Valley SC - West Midland Region
Great Yarmouth SC - East Region
Halton SC - North West Region
Hoylake SC - North West Region
Huntingdon SC - East Region
Mid Beds SS - East Region
North Norfolk Vikings SC - East Region
Northwich SC - North West Region
Nova Centurion SC - East Midland Region
Oldbury SC - West Midland Region
Orion SC - West Midland Region
Reading SC - South East Region
Shrewsbury SC - West Midland Region
St Felix School SC - (Southwold) East Region
Stourbridge SC - West Midland Region
Wallasey SC - North West Region
Wellington (Telford) SC - West Midland Region
Wrekin College SC - West Midland Region

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