SwimMark accreditation is Swim England’s quality standard for affiliated clubs. This club has been accredited as a SwimMark Essential Club. This means they have proven high standards of governance, membership, volunteer development and sustainable activity.
Here’s a few helpful questions you may wish to ask the club ahead of getting started:
Do you offer a free taster session?
Do I need to book?
Is there a waiting list?
Do you take beginners?
What should I wear?
How much does it cost?
I’m a disabled person, can I take part?
Can I bring someone to watch / wait for me?
Do you have parking?
What will be first session be like?
Swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one’s entire body to move through water using either butterfly, front crawl, backstroke or breaststroke.
Diving can be performed as an individual or as a pair and involves somersaults and twists from various heights of a platform or springboard.
Artistic swimming can be performed as an individual, duet or team. Each routine is made up of athletic movements performed in water and choreographed to music.
Water polo is a team sport. There are goals at each end of the pool and the winner of the game is the team that scores the most goals by getting the ball between the posts.
Open water swimming takes place anywhere that isn’t a swimming pool. This means no man-made sides and bottom, and no lane ropes or black lines to follow.
Masters swimming is a class of competitive swimming for swimmers 24 years and older.
Para-swimming is a sport that has a function-based classification system designed to allow for fair competition in disability swimming.
Beginners – Those starting their aquatics journey.
Juniors – Those with some club experience working towards low level competition.
Seniors – Those with significant club training experience working towards competitive development.