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05 Oct 2009

The swim21 National Panel has made positive alterations to the criteria for clubs accrediting at Competitive Development Level in Swimming.

Following feedback from clubs, Nick Sellwood, the ASA’s Head of Talent Development, was asked to re-visit the current criteria and decide whether there was a need for change.

As a result, the criteria has been amended to allow more flexibility, by reducing the average number of athletes required to achieve top 20 positions in individual (Olympic) events at ASA National Youth & Age Group Championships from six, to three (over a three-year period).

David Flack, the swim21 National Panel Chair commented: “I am delighted to confirm that as a direct response to feedback received from clubs the National Panel members agreed this should be reviewed to ensure it was not becoming a barrier to the achievement of swim21 accreditation at this level. The revised criteria will allow more clubs working at Competitive Development Level to achieve and maintain this award through progression and development, whilst still maintaining the high quality programme swim21 represents”.

Full details of evidence requirements for all levels of swim21 can be found HERE


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