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Guide to Competitive Swimming

Getting involved in competitive swimming for the first time can be an unfamiliar process for younger swimmers and often just as much for their parents and guardians. There are things to know and understand about what is expected of you; what sort of competitions you should be entering and at what stage.

Much of this information is on the Club website or is explained by coaches on poolside but it is currently not in one place and is sometimes difficult to find. This guide is an attempt to pull all of that information together in one place. The guide to competitive Swimming can be found in the Competitive Swimming section of the website here.

Clubmark

2013-clubmark-logoClubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community Sports Clubs like Chelmsford City Swimming Club.

What it aims to achieve:

  • Higher standards of welfare, equality, coaching and management in community sports clubs.
  • Making sure the nation’s sports club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful.

Having the Clubmark shows that we provide an environment and culture which ensures the welfare of our members and encourages everyone to enjoy swimming and stay involved throughout their lives from joining the club as part of The Intro Squad to those that compete in our Masters, Waterpolo or Synchronised Swimming sections.

As an accredited Club we are recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for swimmers of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they’re choosing the right swimming club for their children.

Swim21

Formerly called swim21, SwimMark accreditation is Swim England’s quality standard for clubs.  It recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness.

Swimmark

Being SwimMark accredited, demonstrates that Chelmsford City Swimming Club has procedures in place to ensure good governance, grow membership, develop volunteers and that our activity is sustainable and in line with our Club objectives. It is accredited every two years.

Swim England

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. It helps people learn how to swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all aquatic sports.

Swim England’s vision is of a nation swimming and it strives to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. Each month millions of people are able to enjoy swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming, having been through the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.

Swim England also supports its members, clubs and athletes, and runs qualification and education programmes to develop the workforce. For more information visit swimming.org/swimengland