Mark of honour for club

HAWICK Amateur Swimming Club has been awarded the prestigious swiMark accreditation.

The popular club, which is based at Teviotdale Leisure Centre, has been working towards the award for the last four months and is the only one in the Borders to be affiliated to it. Scottish Swimming’s quality aquatic development programme for clubs, swiMark enables centres to develop safe, effective and child-friendly swimming environments based on good practice: improve swimmers, teachers, coaches and volunteers; and encourage lifelong participation through sustainable swimming development pathways.

HASC vice-chairman Gary Ward said: “Through this accreditation we wanted to raise the profile of the club and TLC.”