Swim 21 is the ASA's Club Development Programme aimed at providing appropriate opportunities
for swimmers, to enable them to attain their full potential. Swim 21 is all about the needs of swimmers and
the programme is structured around five levels of development which are: Foundation, Teaching, Skill Development, Competitive Development and Performance.
Each level contains criteria that a Club is required to meet in order to be accredited.
In order for a club to become accredited with Swim 21 it must first complete an audit, followed by an action plan and
finally collect evidence to prove the club has met certain validation criteria set by the ASA. Clubs are accredited
for four years, subject to an annual process of re-validation which shows the club is continuing the development process.
Annual action plans and validation must be approved by the ASA in order for a club to remain in the program.
Since December 2003 Wey Valley Swimming Club has been a fully accredited ASA Swim 21 club, at the Teaching and the Skill Development
level. Each year as validaion, Swim 21 requires its clubs to deliver an action plan outlining milestones reached and improvements
to be made. This annual action plan amounts to a re-validation of Swim 21, which is required to remain a Swim 21 club.
In December 2007 and again in December 2012 WVSC completed and submitted an extensive audit to the ASA which covered specific areas including
swimmer's development, teacher/coach education, club management and partnerships. In both submissions WVSC were sucessfully re-accredited
enabling the club to proudly retain its Swim 21 status.
Our involvement in Swim 21 means we gain help from the Sport England Active Sports programme funded by the Lottery
Sports Fund. One of Active Sport's main aims is the identification of ability and potential in young people and, by
providing the opportunities as well as by granting aid to Local Authorities they help to develop sound sports programmes for