Mid Sussex Marlins is a Swim Mark accredited club

In order to gain accreditation, we have to evidence to Swim England on an annual basis, that we are compliant with key areas of operation.

Swim Mark represents Swim England’s Club Development model – a planning tool, based on the Athlete Development Swimmer Pathway (ADSP) and Optimal Athlete Development Framework (OADF), 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.

Swim Mark Accreditation is a ‘Quality mark’. It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members.

Clubs work steadily towards the attainment of a series of outcomes all of which are seen as essential if the right level of support is to be provided at each stage of an athlete’s development.

Swim Mark Accreditation is available to Swim England affiliated clubs of all aquatic disciplines that are positioned at one or more of the four levels of:

  • Teaching
  • Skill Development
  • Competitive Development
  • Performance

Swim England has a commitment to achieving its equity targets throughout the sport. Swim Mark is no different and the Association is keen to support clubs in the shared objective of widening the participation base and hence the performance of the sport as a whole.