NEW – Quarterly SwimMark newsletter

We are very pleased to share our new quarterly SwimMark newsletter with you. 

To view the January 2023 newsletter please click here

To view the April 2023 newsletter please click here

SwimMark accreditation is Swim England’s quality standard for clubs. It recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness. Any affiliated Swim England club can apply for the accreditation, regardless of your club’s size or the disciplines delivered.

What is SwimMark about?

  • Creating the best possible swimming experience for all
  • Raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas

SwimMark Essential Club

This is the primary module for clubs, helping you to achieve good governance, grow membership, develop volunteers and ensure your activity is sustainability and in line with your club objectives. It is accredited every two years.

Which clubs have SwimMark in the region?

Clubs with SwimMark Accreditation

Clubs with Club Accreditation

Find out more about Club Accreditation.

Funding opportunities for SwimMark clubs

There are bursaries and other funding opportunities for clubs with SwimMark accreditation. 

Other funding opportunity for clubs.

Further information

For help, advice and more information email SwimMark@eastmidlandswimming.org

Club Essential documents

You can access all documents needed to attain Essential status in the Swim England library. These documents will help you understand what you need to do to become a SwimMark Essential club. A useful document for clubs is the Guide to the SwimMark portal

guide to OMS and the Club Personnel Report is a useful document for SwimMark Coordinators


We have two useful workshops that will help clubs completing their accreditation;

SwimMark & Club Affiliation Workshop

Club Personnel Report Webinar.

Details can be found on the Club Volunteers page.

You can find out which clubs have completed the SwimMark Essential Club module here.

Uploading of safeguarding certificates.

To ensure OMS is kept up to date going forward, safeguarding certificates need to be uploaded every time they attend a workshop.

Documents can also be sent to the Regional office together with the members’ Swim England number.