Colne ASC earn key accreditation after receiving grant boost

Club secretary Joan Croxall and President Mick Charldwood
Club secretary Joan Croxall and President Mick Charldwood

Colne Amateur Swimming Club was recently re-validated for the Swim21 Accreditation from the sports governing body, the Amateur Swimming Association.

This means that Colne ASC can continue to provide a safe place for children to learn to swim from a team dedicated volunteers.

The Swim21 Accreditation also means that the Club can also display the ClubMark logo on the website and any stationary.

The Swim21 process had to be done online, which meant that the club needed to acquire a new laptop computer, so a bid for submitted to the Colne and District Committee – Capital Programme 2013/14.

This bid was for a new laptop and printer for the Swim21 submission and various teaching courses that were required for the club’s teachers.

Thanks to a successful bid of £570 from the Borough of Pendle Council, where the councillors resolved to allocate half, with a request that Colne Town Council match the fund bid, this meant that the club could buy a new laptop, and the submission of the Swim21 accrediation could be done over Christmas.

Early in the new year, the club had confirmation that their Swim21 application was successful.

The majority of the work for the online submission was done by club secretary Joan Croxall, who was assisted by club chairman Philip Croxall.