swim21 – is the ASA’s quality mark for clubs.swim21 is about creating the best possible swimming experience for all and raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas. swim21 also offers national recognition that clubs are providing a quality service for all members, which is recognised by Sport England. 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.
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
develop volunteers and ensure the sustainability of activity in line
with the objective of the club.
- swim21 club Network is the second of the three modules to be
launched. The aim is to quality assure clubs who work
collaboratively to deliver the athlete pathway in their area,
and ensure that athletes meet their potential and are retained in the
- swim21 Performance Environment provides a benchmark for clubs
coaching high level athletes across all four disciplines (Swimming,
Diving, Waterpolo and Synchro). It is awarded to those clubs who
can demonstrate that the pathways, physical environment,
coaching practices and support services are all in place for athletes
to reach the pinnacle of their aquatic sport, and that the club has
historical evidence, to illustrate athletes regularly achieve success
through this performance programme.