WHAT IS SWIM21 ACCREDITATION?
If your local pool has swim21 accreditation it means it is dedicated to creating the best possible swimming experience for all and to raising the quality of swimming provision across all areas.
It is more than a simple badge of honour. As a parent it is your guarantee of quality provision for your child. swim21 is a development tool that allows swimmers, teachers, coaches and those responsible for developing programmes to continually improve.
It comes in three strands:
- swim21 Club Accreditation
This section is specifically designed for all ASA clubs.
- swim21 Learn to Swim Accreditation
This is for anyone offering a learn to swim programme who is not an ASA affiliated club, for example swim schools, leisure operators and local authorities.
- swim21 School Swimming Accreditation
This is for organisations running a school swimming programme.
SO, WHY SHOULD I LOOK FOR A SWIM21 CLUB?
Every swim21 accredited club provides high quality, safe, effective, child-friendly services for the benefit of their swimmers and non-swimming members. It’s about putting the swimmers first and ensuring young learners follow the pathway the ASA recognises for training and competition.
OK, SO WHY SHOULD I LOOK FOR A SWIM21 LEARN TO SWIM OR SCHOOL SWIMMING PROGRAMME?
Every swim21 accredited programme is offering the best way to learn how to swim. Specifically it’s about ensuring the programme is delivering quality lessons based on the BG Learn to Swim Framework (LTS) run by fully qualified teachers in a safe and appropriate environment.
I’M CONVINCED. SO, HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S A SWIM21 PROGRAMME?
All clubs/programmes that have achieved swim21 accreditation are allowed to use the logo on their letterheads, promotional material and website. They also receive a certificate from the ASA and window stickers that they can display at their pool in order to promote their achievement.
AND WHAT IF A CLUB ISN’T SWIM21 ACCREDITED?
The opportunity to gain accreditation is available to all of the ASA’s clubs and those offering learn to swim or school swimming.