Wed, Jan 31, 2024 4:00 PM
Swim school staff at Stadium 2000 have plenty to smile about as they become among the first in the country to achieve special accreditation.
Marlborough’s largest swim school has officially met the new Swimming New Zealand Registered Swim School Programme accreditation.
Being up to standard already, means the centre was able to easily meet the mark needed, says Swimming New Zealand national aquatic education and water safety manager Karen Delldorf.
“Gaining the accreditation is almost an audit of the Swim School’s processes of everything from police vetting to pool water testing, and Stadium 2000 was already up to standard.
“The Programme accreditation just reinforces the knowledge Marlborough has that the Stadium has a great swim school here that’s well positioned for now and the future with especially impressive pathways for continued professional training.”
Developed to provide swim school operators with industry recognised accreditation that marks a significant step towards improving the quality and safety of swim schools in New Zealand.
The programme, launched in September 2023.
Stadium 2000 manager Bridget Taylor says the success is down to a passionate swim school team.
“A huge congratulations to our Swim School manager Alana and her passionate swim school team, as the accreditation is a tough process and we passed with flying colours.
“Because we were already following the Poolsafe guidelines, that made this accreditation much easier to achieve.”
“ … I am super proud of our team that are incredibly passionate, run a tight ship and do their upmost to keep on top of both new regulations and equipping our staff with the best tools possible to do the job.”
Now with national accreditation and a waitlist of classes, Stadium 2000 will be adding more swim teachers to the school with ongoing training – including sharing learning with swim teachers based in Seddon, Picton, Waikawa and Linkwater.