The benefits of SwimMark accreditation20 March 2017
Securing SwimMark accreditation enhances club management, strengthens structures, and unites clubs. It offers clubs a philosophy and programmes to help ensure the best environment for swimmers.
It also offers Sport England recognition that you are providing a quality service for all members, through its Clubmark status.
Here are just some of the key benefits of gaining SwimMark accreditation.
|Access to a development tool for club improvement||✔|
|Identification of workforce training needs to improve club operation.||✔|
|An effective club management structure with clearly identified roles/responsibilities.||✔|
|Enhanced support and expertise from Swim England||✔|
|Access to a range of best practice templates and policies||✔|
|Develop clear goals and ambitions that can be communicated to all club members||✔|
|General Club Benefits|
|Greater number of appropriately qualified volunteers||✔|
|Enhanced quality of coaching/teaching delivery||✔|
|Prioritised support from Swim England staff.||✔|
|Pool time can be prioritised towards SwimMark clubs||✔|
|Opportunities to share best practice and network with other SwimMark clubs||✔|
|A statement to parents that you prioritise child safeguarding||✔|
|£100 worth of IoS vouchers towards course/CPD costs per annum||✔|
|5% discount on Swim England Awards and discounts at Club Conferences and events||✔|
|County Association Grants and Bursaries||✔|
|Some pool providers offer a discount to SwimMark clubs||✔|
|Accreditation can help with eligibility towards sports specific funding pots||✔|
|Grant application support and prioritisation.||✔|