About the Club

Brechin Beavers Swimming Club has been in existence since 1976 and is one of the oldest established swimming clubs in Angus. We achieved SwimMark accreditation in 2016 and  SwimMarkPlus in 2019. We are a friendly competitive club that is growing quickly under the leadership of our Head Coaches.

The Club is run on a totally voluntary basis and relies on the time generously offered by volunteers. We are a teaching /competitive club and participate in a range of competitions, from friendly local galas to Midlands League.

Our coaches and committee members (and helpers over 16 years) are members of the PVG Scheme and our coaches are qualified to Level 1 and Level 2. The Club is fully insured for swim training activities.

Our aim is to achieve the best for our swimmers, help them build on their confidence and capabilities. They will eventually represent the club at competitions, which is certainly an honour!

We believe children should be rewarded for their efforts and host various social events for their enjoyment, such as trips to Christmas pantomimes and we also hold an annual awards ceremony, which the children enjoy.

Safety and Quality Assurance

The safety and welfare of the children who join the club is paramount. To ensure the highest standards are met, we comply with governing bodies recommendations regarding governance of our club.We can demonstrate this by our accreditation of the SwiMark standard which includes policies on child protection and codes of conduct for teachers and swimmers and for those parents and other members of the club viewing our sessions or competitions.All lead coaches are SASA licensed and qualified at level 1 or above.

We are proud to have been awarded SwiMark Plus, Scottish Swimming’s quality aquatic development programme for clubs.

SWIMARK PLUS

BBSC is proud to have  been awarded the SwiMark Plus accreditation following a full review of the club by Sean Dawson the Regional Development Manager for Scottish Swimming.

What this means is that Scottish Swimming recognises what BSC is doing to increase participation in the sport, the sporting opportunities it is providing children in the local community and the work that the club is doing to improve its swimmers. The standard of coaching and the dedication of our coaches and volunteers was highly commended. The club has also been recognised for providing and developing a safe, effective and child friendly environment.

The award demonstrates that the club are leading the way in setting new standards for swimming in the community including strong coaching and effective management structures and everyone connected with the club should be congratulated especially as all the work is being delivered on a voluntary basis.

As well as our certificate the club also received an education voucher which can be used on any UKCC course or Scottish Swimming CPD.

Scottish Swimming recognises the important role clubs can play to increase participation and improve the quality of sporting opportunities for the benefit of the local community. SwiMark/SwiMark Plus, DiveMark/DiveMark Plus, PoloMark/PoloMark Plus and SynchroMark/ SynchroMark Plus are Scottish Swimming’s quality aquatic development programmes for clubs.

The aim of accreditation is to provide a nationally recognised standard that will enable clubs to:

  • Develop safe, effective and child friendly environments, based on good practice
  • Improve participants experience through well trained teachers and volunteers
  • Encourage lifelong participation through sustainable development pathways

Find out more about the Scottish Swimming Club Accreditation Scheme here.

As a swimming club, we aim to:

  • Develop safe, effective and child friendly environments, based on good practice
  • Improve swimmers, teachers, coaches and volunteers
  • Encourage lifelong participation through sustainable swimming development pathways

Swimming is a life skill and to quote Scottish Swimming “Swimming is the sport for all – the sport for life. Scottish Swimming’s vision to ensure that Everyone Can Swim. Learning to swim at an early age sets a positive foundation towards a lifetime of participation and enjoyment in a variety of water sports and aquatic activities”.

Why not give us a try.