Code of conduct

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CODE OF CONDUCT

Objective and Scope

The purpose of this document is to establish a set of guidelines and procedures, which outline the responsibilities and behaviour of both staff and swimmers who are members of Redhill and Reigate Swimming Club. It is expected that the principles of the Code of Conduct should be followed at all events and training sessions, as well as away trips for galas and competitions.

Breach of Rules

When swimmers do behave in such a way as to offend against the principles of good behaviour in the swimming club then sanctions may apply. These can vary from an on-the-spot reprimand to a letter sent home to parents for those swimmers who are under 18 years of age. For serious or persistent breaches there is the possibility of a temporary or permanent exclusion from the club.

Breaches of the Code of Conduct shall be dealt with, in accordance with the RRSC constitution, in the first instance by the Team Manager or Coach. If felt necessary he/she shall report the incident to the Club Secretary who shall take such further action as is deemed necessary.

At all times, we expect swimmers to following the principles set out below

Behaviour and Personal Conduct must at all times be of a high standard and reflect favourably on the sport, and the Club. Language in public or relevant group situations must always be appropriate and socially acceptable. Parents and swimmers will set a good example by recognising fair play and accepting the officials’ judgement and recognising and applauding good performance.

Consumption of Alcohol is totally forbidden for athletes under age as defined by UK law. It must not be consumed by swimmers or staff members prior or during a competition event, training camp or team activities.

Personal Appearance: shall be appropriate to the circumstances and as indicated by the Team Manager. Team kit and equipment shall be worn as directed by the Team Manager when competing and training, at official team functions or on other occasions as notified.

Attendance at all activities is expected unless agreed by the Team Manager. Throughout the duration of the trip swimmers should inform staff of their whereabouts. Punctuality on all occasions is essential. Swimmers that leave the pool area must notify the Coach or poolside helper. If the child fails to return within a reasonable time or appears to be upset the Coach/ poolside helper should request a suitable official to check on them. Best practice is to have two persons to look after a member.

Illegal or Performance Enhancing Drugs and Substances are strictly forbidden.

Medication: It is important that information on all medication being currently taken should be reported to the Team Manager who will report it to the relevant personnel. Allergies to any medication must be reported to the Team Manager.

In addition it is expected that all members of Redhill and Reigate Swimming Club, when attending any event or training session shall:

• Comply with the codes, rules and laws within the guidelines set out by the ASA

• Behave without discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, language, religion, birth or social status as set out in the equal opportunities policy.

• Respect the basic human rights, worth and dignity of each member.

• Not encourage swimmers, volunteers, officials or parents to violate the rules of the club or the sport.

• Observe the authority and the decisions of all officials.

• Encourage all swimmers to obey the spirit of the rules and laws both in and out of the pool.

• Treat other competitors and teams with respect, in victory and defeat.

• The club is only responsible for the swimmers when on poolside.

Name (please print) ……………………………………………………………….………………

Signed …………………………………………………………… Date …………….……………

For members under 12 years

As the parent/carer of the above named member, I hereby confirm that I have explained to them the contents and implications of this Code of Conduct.

Signed ……………………………………………(parent/carer) Date …………….……………