Code of conduct for swimmers

General behaviour

  1. Treat all members and persons associated with the club with due dignity and respect.
  2. Treat everyone equally and never discriminate against another person on any grounds
  3. The use of inappropriate or abusive language, bullying, harassment, or physical violence will not be tolerated and could result in action being taken through the ASA’s route in Wave Power.
  4. Display a high standard of behaviour at all times. Always report any poor behaviour by others to an appropriate official.
  5. Recognise and celebrate the good performances and success of fellow club and team members.

Swimming training

  1. Treat your coach and fellow swimmers with respect.
  2. Make your coach aware if you have prolonged difficulties in attending training sessions.
  3. Arrive in good time on poolside before training starts
  4. If you arrive late, report to the coach before entering the pool
  5. Ensure you have all your equipment with you
  6. If you need to leave the pool, inform the coach
  7. Listen to an obey the instruction given
  8. Always swim to the wall and practce turns as instructed
  9. Do not stop and stand in the lane, or obstruct others from completing their training, let faster swimmers pass
  10. Do not pull on the lane ropes, as this can cause injury to others
  11. Do no skip lengths or sets – you are only cheating yourself
  12. Think about what you are doing during training and if you have any problems, discuss them with your coach
  13. If you any problems with the behaviour fellow club members report them at the time to an appropriate adult


  1. At competitions, all behave in a manner that shows respecdt to your club coach, officials and team mates and the members of all competing clubs
  2. Tick or cross your name on team sheets as early as possible. Let the team manager know immediately if you become unavailable
  3. Wear the right team kit and hat
  4. Report to the Team Manager on arrival
  5. Warm-up as directed and ensure you are fully prepared for your events
  6. Be part of the team. Stay on poolside and ask to leave if you need to
  7. Report to the Head Coach before and after your race for a brief/debrief
  8. Support your team-mates. Everyone likes to be supported and they will support you
  9. Swim down if possible, as directed. Be respectful and disciplines in the swim down pool
  10. Never leave until the event is finished or you have the permission of the Team Manager