BHSC was Swim21 Accredited for Skills Development & Masters in March 2009. In May 2011 BHSC were awarded the Teaching accreditation for their Learn-to-Swim programme.
The club now holds accreditations in Teaching, Skills Development for their Learn-to-Swim and Competitive sections, including Masters. The next steps will be to move towards the Competitive Development accreditation.
What is Swim21?
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.
The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club strive to get all athletes following LTAD and fulfilling their potential at the right time
Swim21 accreditation is a "Quality Mark". It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services to the benefit of their members.
Swim21 accreditation is available to ASA clubs of all aquatic disciplines that are positioned at one or more of the following four levels of:
- Skill development
- Competitive development
The ASA has a commitment to achieving its quality targets throughout the sport, Swim21 is no different and the Association is keen to support clubs in the sharing objective of widening the participation base and hence the performance of the sport as a whole.
Clubmark is a Sport England accreditation scheme, which will eventually be accessible to all sports and seeks to ensure that young people are participating within a safe and friendly environment. Swim21 recognised by Sport England as a Clubmark accredited scheme and therefore all clubs gaining Swim21 accreditation will automatically receive Clubmark status.