General Club Benefits

  • 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 (e.g. committee roles).
  • Access to a range of best practice templates and policies.
  • Develop clear goals and ambitions that can be communicated to all club members.
  • Greater number of appropriately qualified volunteers, who are safe to work with children, young people and all volunteers, with defined role descriptions.
  • Enhance quality of coaching/teaching delivery.
  • Opportunities to share best practice and network with other SwimMark clubs.
  • A statement to parents that the club prioritise child safeguarding.

 

Financial Benefits

  • £250 from Swim England North West after each accreditation to spend on workforce development
  • £100 Institute of Swimming vouchers towards courses and CPD costs per annum (12 month duration to use the vouchers).
  • 5% discount on Swim England Awards and discounts at Swim England Club conferences and events.
  • County Association Grants/Bursaries – North West Club Investment Fund
  • Accreditation can help with eligibility towards sport specific funding pots (e.g. County Sports Partnerships/Sport England Small Grants Fund).
  • 3 Free Bronze listing per year for coaching vacancies on the Careers in Aquatics website.

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