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(Kingdom SC club members pose with Chairman Mark Woods and MSO Damien Fitzpatrick as they receive the Clubmark Award)

Kingdom SC received their Clubmark Award after achieving the high standard from Swim Ireland. Chairman Mark Woods, Secretary Valerie Ryan and committee members worked tirelessly to complete each requirement step by step. Members can rest assured their club is governed at the highest standards and both short-term and long-term planning is key to their future growth and success in the pool.

(Secretary Valerie Ryan and Chairman Mark Woods receive Kingdom SC's Clubmark Award from Swim Irelands MSO Damien Fitzpatrick)

The overall aim of the Clubmark scheme is to support, recognise and reward Swim Ireland affiliated clubs by providing them with a national roadmap that will help them to develop their services and ultimately achieve the highest of club standards. 

Kingdom SC is the first club in Kerry to achieve the award and follow Ennis SC, Limerick SC, Sundays Well SC and Nenagh Neptune SC in achieving the award.

How does Clubmark work?

The main element of the Clubmark programme is the survey which all clubs will be required to complete. The Clubmark survey will recognise the clubs strengths and weaknesses and identify what level the club is operating at. This survey document will form the basis of your Clubmark submission.

Clubs need to recognise where they are and work towards developing and setting goals for the future. Completing Clubmark is an enormous achievement for any club and should be celebrated and communicated.

The Clubmark survey will be assessed by a panel from the membership team and a score collated from the answers given. Each section is weighted ensuring that all clubs are in a position to achieve the award. Clubs will be asked to provide evidence to their answers which will be checked by the Club Support Officers on club visits. This will reduce the need for a large portfolio of evidence to be submitted at the end of the process.

The Development Plan 

A Club Development Plan is an excellent tool which can give a real strategic focus to your club.  This will help you to successfully work towards your club's short and longer term goals. We suggest using a 3 - 5 year time frame for your Development Plan which can be updated yearly. This is a “living document” which should be regularly reviewed to reflect good club governance.

The Swim Ireland Awards night in November is when clubs who have achieved the status find out they have reached the standard. An exciting occasion for all of those involved and reward for committing to the process and helping your club be governed to the standards members deserve!

If any club is interested in partaking in the process with the goal of ultimately achieving Clubmark they can do so by contacting Munster Support Officer Damien Fitzpatrick on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 





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