What is Swim 21?
Swim21 is the ASA's Club Development model - a planning tool, based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development, enabling clubs to help athletes, teachers, coaches and administrators to achieve their full potential. It focuses particularly on the needs of athletes - striving to provide them with the best possible support and environment.
Swim21 Accreditation is a 'Quality mark'. It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members.
Clubs work steadily towards the attainment of a series of outcomes all of which are seen as essential if the right level of support is to be provided at each stage of an athlete's development.
Swim21 Accreditation is available to ASA clubs of all aquatic disciplines that are positioned at one or more of the four levels of:
- Skill Development
- Competitive Development
The ASA has a commitment to achieving its equity targets throughout the sport. Swim 21 is no different and the Association is keen to support clubs in the shared objective of widening the participation base and hence the performance of the sport as a whole.
What does that mean for Arnold?
It means that Arnold have been recognised and awarded the Teaching and Skill Development accreditation, in doing so it proves that we as a club have the structure and abilities to provide safe, effective and quality services for swimmers and coaches! Skill Development is the highest accreditation we can achieve given the pool time and coaching level!
Any other benefits?
As a swim21 club we are able to keep pool time and look for more time in other areas as we should now be shown a preference above other clubs without swim21! Also any course’s our couches go on will be offered at a reduced rate!