About Chalfont Otters

Chalfont Otters Swimming Club was established in 1978 and has continued to develop in size and ability. We are based at Chalfont Leisure Centre and support swimmers from across South Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and the outer London boroughs.

The Club aims to enable, through excellence in training and coaching, all club members to achieve their full potential and to provide competition appropriate to their abilities.

To achieve this, the club invests heavily both in its coaching staff and in ensuring that sufficient pool time is available to avoid lane overcrowding during training.

We are proud to hold accreditation as a performance centre in the ASA SwimMark programme.

SwimMark is Swim England's Club Development model - a planning tool, based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development, enabling clubs to help athletes, teachers, coaches and administrators to achieve their full potential. It focuses particularly on the needs of athletes - striving to provide them with the best possible support and environment.

SwimMark Accreditation is a Quality Mark. It recognises nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members.

Clubs work steadily towards the attainment of a series of outcomes all of which are seen as essential if the right level of support is to be provided at each stage of an athlete's development.

SwimMark Accreditation is available to Swim England clubs of all aquatic disciplines that are positioned at one or more of the four levels of:

  • Teaching
  • Skill Development
  • Competitive Development
  • Performance

Swim England has a commitment to achieving its equity targets throughout the sport. SwimMark is no different and Swim England is keen to support clubs in the shared objective of widening the participation base and hence the performance of the sport as a whole.