Club Accreditations

Ensuring our activities are sustainable and in line with our Club Objectives.

Colchester Swimming Club is a SwimMark accredited Club!

SwimMark accreditation is Swim England’s quality standard for clubs.  It recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness.

What is SwimMark about?
  • Creating the best possible swimming experience for all
  • Raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas
  • National Sport England Clubmark recognition for great quality clubs
An accredited Club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they’re choosing the right Club for their young people.
Club SwimMark Coordinator
Hope Osayande
The Benefits of SwimMark Accreditation for our Club

Securing SwimMark accreditation enhances our club management, strengthens structures, and unites clubs. It offers our club a philosophy and programmes to help ensure the best environment for swimmers.

It also offers Sport England recognition that we are providing a quality service for all members, through our Clubmark status.

Here are just some of the key benefits of us gaining SwimMark accreditation.

Process 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.
Enhanced support and expertise from Swim England
Access to a range of best practice templates and policies
Develop clear goals and ambitions that can be communicated to all club members
General Club Benefits
Greater number of appropriately qualified volunteers
Enhanced quality of coaching/teaching delivery
Prioritised support from Swim England staff.
Pool time can be prioritised towards SwimMark clubs
Opportunities to share best practice and network with other SwimMark clubs
A statement to parents that you prioritise child safeguarding
Financial Benefits
£100 worth of IoS vouchers towards course/CPD costs per annum
5% discount on Swim England Awards and discounts at Club Conferences and events
County Association Grants and Bursaries
Some pool providers offer a discount to SwimMark clubs
Accreditation can help with eligibility towards sports specific funding pots
Grant application support and prioritisation.