BHSC was SwimMark (formaly called 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 SwimMark?
SwimMark is the Swim England'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
SwimMark 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.
SwimMark accreditation is available to Swim England clubs of all aquatic disciplines that are positioned at one or more of the following four levels of:
- SwimMark Essential Club
- SwimMark Network
Swim England has a commitment to achieving its quality targets throughout the sport, SwimMark 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.