Trident Swim Club was awarded the prestigious Clubmark Award at the Swim Ireland Awards Night at the Titanic Centre in Belfast last weekend.
The Clubmark Award is a quality standard and is made in recognition of the club meeting Swim Ireland’s stringent criteria in all aspects of coaching and club management.
As the only swim club in Leitrim to achieve this award, Trident has the seal of approval from Swim Ireland and members can have confidence that the club is being operated in accordance with national guidelines.
All athletes are coached in line with Long Term Athlete Development protocols (LTAD) and the club coaches are fully qualified and attend regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD) clinics to ensure their knowledge and coaching practices remain up to date.
Trident Club Treasurer Daragh Sutton was in Belfast to receive the award on behalf of the club. Daragh was responsible for the Trident submission for the Clubmark Award, undertaking the time-consuming task of documenting all the club’s procedures and ensuring that all the processes within the club met the national standard.
In reviewing the application, Vincent Finn, Swim Ireland’s Regional Support Officer for Connacht, congratulated Trident on meeting the criteria for the award, commenting “Daragh’s work on this submission was outstanding and the award is very well-deserved.”
Trident swimmer Gabriella Weaver was also recognised at the awards when she received a certificate from Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane to mark her representing Ireland at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore last summer.
The Elphin youngster, who is set to return from the UK shortly where she is studying for her A levels, was in Belfast with her parents Dean and Samantha Weaver to receive her award.
Next weekend sees Trident’s development swimmers travel to Longford for the Connacht Regional Graded Gala where they will compete with swimmers from around the province.
If you would like to join Leitrim’s only Clubmark Swim Club, please contact Head Coach Samantha Weaver on 086 859 4497 to arrange a free trial session.
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