BWFSC first achieved Swim 21 Accreditation in July 2005. Since then we have complied with Swim21 at every re-accreditation stage. is the ASA 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 within a safe and effective environment. It focuses particularly on the needs of the athlete, striving to produce the best possible support environment.
A Club can apply at five levels:
- Skills Development
- Competitive Development
At present BWFSC has been awarded accreditation in all of the above with the exception of Performance Level.
Once Accreditation has been granted, the club is required to gain re-accreditation on a four yearly basis, and seek re-validation on a yearly basis.
This involves an evaluation of our previous year's Action Plan together with providing an Action Plan for the following year.Last revalidation was December 2016. Due annually.
Involves a comprehensive review of all the club's policies, structure and development for athletes, coaches, committee members, and administrators. This is a far more lengthy process and requires input from all areas of the 'club. BWFSC was re-accredited in July 2013.
Accreditation is based on the achievement of outcomes within the modules set at each of the above levels and we are required to produce documentary evidence of all elements.
The completion of Swim21 should enhance club management, focus attention on structure and club environment and should aim to ensure that the best possible pathways are in place to maximise individual potential within a quality environment.
Swim21 gives recognition that as a club we are providing a quality service.
Swim21 is endorsed by Sport England therefore the club receives Sport England Clubmark Status, a kitemark set across all sports.
BWFSC Club Policies, Procedures
See Club Policy for downloads of the club rules, policies and procedures.