Code of Conduct - Swimmers

  Code of Conduct for Swimmers 

AT ALL TIMES SWIMMERS MUST

  • Obey the rules of the club.
  •  Respect and obey the wishes of all the coaches, pool-side staff and team managers
  • Show due respect to all other swimmers particularly remembering the disparate ages and abilities of other club members
  • Not leave the vicinity of the pool without approval from the coach, pool-side staff or team managers 
  • Not run or climb or otherwise act in a way that may either endanger themselves or other swimmers. (This is of particular importance due to the slippery nature of the pool-side and surrounding areas)
  •  Not use bad or inappropriate language 
  • Be aware that bullying of any description shall not be tolerated

IN THE WATER SWIMMERS MUST

  • Show commitment to the training and tuition provided 
  • Present themselves ready and prepared in proper time for training and gala sessions
  • Pay due heed to the safety of themselves and others particularly when swimming in close proximity in training lanes.

IN THE CHANGING ROOMS SWIMMERS MUST

  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Respect the property of others.

AT GALAS

  • Swimmers must remember that they are representing their club in front of a wider audience and must therefore behave in a responsible and appropriate manner.

 

Code of Conduct for Parents and Spectators 

AT ALL TIMES

  • Always promote the positive aspects of the sport (eg fair play).
  • Encourage athletes to value the performance and not just results.
  • Do not ridicule or shout at a child for making mistakes or losing a race.
  • Never condone rule violations or use of prohibited substances.
  • Behave responsibly and do not use inappropriate language whilst involved in or spectating at club activities,  and treat athletes, coaches, club volunteers, officials and parents of yours and other clubs with due respect.
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club.
  • Encourage and guide athletes to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
  • Always remember that the involvement in the sport is for the child not you.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Abide by Scottish Swimming Social Media Guidelines.