Clubs create a clear pathway from water safety/ learn to swim to club development programme which is equipped to provide the necessary skills that would transform aquatics. Qualified coaches and 2 instructors per club are placed at all the club development sites. Mentorship programs have been formulated between the well established clubs and the new clubs from the previously disadvantaged areas as a formula to ensure sustainability of the clubs in the future.
The programme aims to close disparities created in the past as the programme identifies achieving clubs from the previously disadvantaged communities by providing club and athlete support. The programme also capacitates communities to take ownership of the clubs by forming sustainable club executive structures that would promote aquatics. The clubs have a clear mandate aligned with the National school sport strategy of ensuring that all learners participate in sports on a particular day.
The clubs are expected to host a gala and to also coordinate inter-house and intra- school galas within their area.
The following are the SSA developmental clubs:
- Superfins -CGA
- Paarl Aquarius- Western Cape
- Soweto Aquatics-CGA
- Umlazi Sharks - KZN