The benefits to KGSC of being SwimMark accredited
SwimMark is a valued club development tool, recognised as a quality mark across the industry, and of benefit to every club that holds it. The SwimMark programme enhances club management, and programmes, that ensure the best environment is available for all swimmers. SwimMark club also offers national recognition that clubs are providing a quality service for all members, which is recognised by Sport England i.e. all clubs gaining Swim England's SwimMark accreditation will automatically receive Clubmark status.
Below are just some of the key benefits/outcomes of being SwimMark accredited: Process Benefits • Access to a development tool for club improvement, including the production of a Club Development Plan. SwimMark is the beginning of a journey to facilitate overall club development and raise standards • Identification of workforce training needs to improve club operation • Develop an effective club management structure with clearly identified roles/responsibilities • Self examination of the club is crucial, plus enhanced support and expertise from Swim England Club Development Officers / Regional Club Coordinators • Access to a range of Swim England templates and policies, following best practice and improving all areas of the club • Develop clear goals and ambitions that can be communicated to all club members/wider community
General Club Benefits • Greater number of appropriately qualified volunteers, who are safe to work with children and young people, with defined role descriptions • Enhanced quality of coaching/teaching delivery and general improvements to workforce quality • Prioritised support from Swim England staff • Opportunities to share best practice with other SwimMark clubs and network with the SwimMark community • SwimMark accreditation can be promoted within the local community by offering a safe environment to children and therefore security for parents. It is a tangible statement to all stakeholders (Local Authorities, Schools, Parents, Swimmers etc) that you take quality and safety seriously
Financial Benefits • Access to County Association Grants/Bursaries but each Region/County is semi-autonomous to Swim England and therefore have their own incentives for swim21 achievement • Accreditation can help with eligibility towards sports specific funding pots (e.g. County Sports Partnerships/Sport England- Small Grants Fund)ck here to edit.
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