Club affiliation

For any club without SwimMark (or should their SwimMark lapse), the following five pieces of evidence need to be provided and approved on an annual basis

Swim England has a new minimum standard for its affiliated clubs in a bid to show they have the highest standards of safe and effective practice in place.

The Club Affiliation process has been introduced so new and existing members know clubs are well run and their personnel have the necessary safeguarding checks and appropriate qualifications in place to ensure members’ safety.

Useful information

Swim England Club Guidance Team

For any membership related queries please contact Swim England Membership Team.

What you need to do as a Club

Club Constitution – ensure club constitution has been checked by the region and is from 2018 Swim England Model Constitution onwards.

Welfare Officer statement of compliance – signed statement of compliance by the Welfare officer stating the club is being run in accordance with WavePower guidelines.

Club Chair statement of compliance – signed statement of compliance that the club is following Swim England Code of Ethics and has role descriptions within the club.

Club Chair statement of compliance – signed statement of compliance that the club is following Swim England Code of Ethics and has role descriptions within the club.

Club Personnel Report – The Club Personnel Report must be downloaded from OMS (Online Membership System) and contain the names of all club personnel in the roles of Governance, Technical Officials, Support and Competition positions and all Coaches and Teachers.

Why has Club Affiliation been introduced?

  • By introducing a Stronger Affiliation process, Swim England will be able to:
  • Support clubs to ensure they are implementing the appropriate governance and meeting minimum operating standards
  • Enhance the experience of club members
  • Demonstrate its commitment to ensuring the safety of all affiliated clubs and members through stronger governance
  • Provide stronger leadership for the sport
  • Strengthen sustainability for future generations
  • Align to Sport England’s direction of travel for community sports clubs

If you require further information please email Swim England’s Club Development Team