Cardiff Met University has become the latest provider to be awarded Swim Wales Learn to Swim Accreditation.

As a Swim Wales Accredited Provider, the Cardiff Met Learn to Swim Programme has been recognised for providing excellence in their delivery, governance and sustainability. More importantly, Cardiff Met have demonstrated that they are giving their learners the best possible Learn to Swim experience.

Swim Wales Learn to Swim Accreditations are the quality mark for swim schools and operators delivering Learn to Swim Programmes in Wales, and National Learn to Swim Manager Hanna Guise is delighted to see Cardiff Met’s commitment to providing the life enhancing, and potentially lifesaving skills learning to swim provides.

“This is fantastic news for Cardiff Met and their learners,” said Swim Wales National Learn to Swim Manager Hanna Guise. “Becoming a Learn to Swim Accredited Provider demonstrates their commitment to high quality delivery of the Learn to Swim Wales framework.

“Cardiff Met are a fantastic example to other leisure providers, as they continue to strive to provide the best possible learn to swim environment for their customers and workforce.”

Ania Thomas (Cardiff Met Swimming Teacher), Ryan David (Aquatic Manager) & Hanna Guise (National Learn to Swim Manager)

Available to all providers across the nation, the two-tiered accreditation has been launched to ensure the best quality learn to swim programmes are operating across Wales.

The standard accreditation will enable providers to demonstrate compliance to industry standards and safeguarding guidelines in relation to learn to swim provision, while a Gold Accredited Provider will be recognised for excellence in governance, sustainability and effectiveness – the award demonstrates the provider is delivering the best possible Learn to Swim experience for all.

Ryan David, Aquatics Manager for Cardiff Met Sport said: “We are delighted to be awarded the Swim Wales Learn to Swim accreditation. Our Learn to Swim programme is growing substantially, with our adult Learn to Swim classes beginning after the New Year. 

Gaining this accreditation will help to showcase our developing programme held at our swimming pool on Cyncoed Campus, also home to the Welsh Triathlon National Performance Centre. We want to thank all the staff at Cardiff Met Sport, Learn to Swim teachers and lifeguards for their hard work in helping to make this happen.”

The Swim Wales Accredited Provider status is available to all organisations in Wales delivering a recognised Learn to Swim Programme.

The Swim Wales Gold Accredited Provider status is available to organisations in Wales delivering at least one element of the Learn to Swim Wales framework.

This includes swim schools, local authority operators, leisure trusts, private leisure providers and multi-site organisations.

For more information and to apply to become a Swim Wales Accredited Provider, operators and swim schools are asked to email [email protected].