DASC & SWIM 21

What is Swim21?

Swim21 Club Accreditation is the ASA’s ‘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.

But Swim21 Club Accreditation is not a badge of honour. It 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.

Clubs who want to secure Swim21 Accreditation work steadily towards gaining 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.

Download the asa leaflet 'A parent and swimmer's guide to swim21'

DASC and Swim21

In August 2008 DASC was Swim21 accredited for

  • Swimming at Skill Development level
  • Diving at Teaching level

SWIM 21 Revalidation Oct 2011

In October 2011 we received confirmation from the Amateur Swimming Association that DASC has once again been successfully revalidated for Swim 21 status for 2011/12(Swimming at Skill Development level and Diving at Teaching level).

Our Club Chair, Laurence Murray is currently also our Swim 21 Co-ordinator. Thank you to Laurence for his hard work in submitting our application for revalidation. One of the benefits of being a Swim 21 club is that we are eligible receive grant aid for coaches' training courses.

SWIM 21 Update Nov 2012

DASC has successfully been re-accredited for

  • Swimming at Skill Development level
  • Diving at Teaching level

SWIM 21 Update Feb 2014

DASC has successfully been re-accredited for

  • Swimming at Skill Development level
  • Diving at Teaching level

DASC is one of the first clubs to achieve swim21 club Essential.

Award letter from the ASA (Apr 14)

SWIM 21 Update Dec 2014

In December 2014 our swim21 club Essential accreditation was revalidated.

swim21 club Essential certificate (Dec 14)

swim 21 award letter from ASA (Dec 14)

The club is very grateful for all the hard work of our Swim21 co-ordinator (and club chairman), Laurence Murray, in securing this re-accreditation, and for input from Head Coaches, Glen Fenby and Steve Jackson.

SWIM 21 Updated Jan 2016

In December 2015 our swim21 club Essential accreditation was revalidated, thanks again largely to the hard work of our Swim21 Co-ordinator, Laurence Murray.

DASC SWIM 21 Co-ordinator
updated 23 May 2016

Thank you to Dave Stewart (father of Hannah and Abby) who has volunteered to take on the role of Swim 21 Co-ordinator for DASC.




SWIM 21 Update