We have recently been awarded the swim21 accreditation from the ASA.


swim21 accreditation is the ASA’s recognised kitemark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable affiliated clubs.


swim21 is the Amateur Swimming Association's club development program aimed at providing appropriate opportunities for swimmers, to enable them to attain the full potential and is all about the needs of swimmers.


The program is structured around five levels of development: foundation, teaching, skill development, competitive development and performance. Each level contains criteria that a club is required to meet in order to be accredited.


NCD completed the action plan of 21 points, covering a full year development plan for training, welfare, financial projection and marketing strategies.


The opportunity to gain swim21 accreditation is available to all clubs, across any aquatic discipline (including Masters), regardless of size and activity delivered. swim21 is about creating the best possible swimming experience for all and raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas.


swim21 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 ASA accreditation will automatically receive Clubmark status. Clubmark is widely recognised by potential funders, schools and other partners that can assist with club growth and development.