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Children learning to swim can be assured they are getting first class coaching after three leisure centres in the county were awarded one of the sport’s most prestigious accreditations.
Wiltshire Council-run leisure centres in Devizes, Marlborough and Tidworth have once again achieved the Premier Swim 21 status for its swim schools which teach from babies through to teenagers.
Swim 21 is the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASA) quality mark for clubs and facilities that reach appropriate levels of excellence in their planning and operation of a comprehensive swimming lesson programme and is based on the Sport England “Clubmark” model. It is the cornerstone for the development plans of both the ASA and British Swimming for the next five years which cover all aspects of swimming from learn to swim through to Olympic success. Achieving Swim 21 status means that the facilities are nationally recognised as committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members.
Conservative Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Cllr Jerry Kunkler:
Congratulations to all the staff who have worked extremely hard to meet these tough requirements. Being able to swim is such an important asset and knowing our tuition is so good is a real commendation to all the staff who work so hard to provide an excellent facility. We are also working towards achieving accreditation for the programmes being provided at the pools in Salisbury and Durrington.