Swim Mark is basically an audit of our operating and business systems.
The club gained, what was then known as Swim 21 a couple of years ago and each year you must go through what is termed ‘a health check’, success means you are re-accredited for another year.
Swim 21 recently changed to Swim Mark, and the ASA to Swim England which required, as a minimum, several documents being updated to alter these references. We also had too present several documents in a new format or with current data.
Paula Osborne, our Swim Mark leader, once again took charge of the process and through her hard work and with the support of club colleagues I am pleased to announce that her efforts have allowed us to be successful as we have gained re-accreditation for 2019.
On behalf of the club I would like to thank Paula for her support and hard work.
George Jackson won England Talent Athlete of the Year Award for Water Polo for his impressive performances in 2016 and 2017.
Jackson is a member of Rotherham Metro Water Polo club. During the last season he helped his club to secure promotion in the National League. At just 14 years old, he impressed with his skills as an outfield player, as well as being Rotherham’s number one goalkeeper.
Jackson said: “It’s amazing to achieve such an award for playing a sport I love. We’ve played at National Age Groups this year which we won, and then U16s Inter-Regionals last month which we came third in. But I got MVP. It’s a team sport and it’s so great to win with your team.”
Great News! The club has achieved Swim 21 accreditation on our first submission.
We started the process in January and set ourselves a tight schedule but at the recent East Midland review panel our submission was reviewed and approved, we should get it rubber-stamped by the National panel next week when our certificate will be issued. A big thank you to Fiona Martin and Paula Osborne for sorting out what documents and forms were needed, checking and uploading them. Well done to everyone who supported them, especially Mark, Julie and Clare for their support in providing information and completing forms etc.
A sincere thank you to Sue Paget from East Midlands ASA for her patience and enthusiastic support through-out the process.