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Swim 21: Our Commitment

City of Canterbury Swimming Club is a Swim21 accredited club.

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The sport of swimming is the second biggest participation sport in the UK and as the nation strives to improve its health and fitness, the popularity of swimming continues to grow.

City of Canterbury Swimming Club is committed to ensuring that:

Swim 21: What is it?

The Amateur Swimming Association is the national governing body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water and Synchronised Swimming.

Swim 21 is the ASA's Club Development model - a planning tool, based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development, 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 21 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 21 Accreditation is available to ASA clubs of all aquatic disciplines that are positioned at one or more of the four levels of:

Why ASA National Teaching Plan?

City of Canterbury Swimming Club's Director of Swimming, Tony Smith, has overall responsibility for the coaching and teaching programme for the club. Our team of volunteer poolside personnel are qualified and experienced to teach and assess swimmers through the skill and stroke development of the National Teaching Plan.

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