This is a general code of conduct to establish a set of guidelines and procedures, which outline the responsibilities and behaviour of both staff and swimmers, who are members of the club. It is expected that the principles of this code should be followed at all events and training sessions.
Behaviour and Personal Conduct must at all times be of a high standard and reflect favourably on both the sport and the club. Language in public or relevant group situations must always be appropriate and socially acceptable.
Attendance at all activities is expected and punctuality on all occasions is essential.
Medication, It is important that information on all medication currently being taken is reported to the club. Any allergies to any medication should also be reported to the club.
Alcohol and Smoking. This is prohibited to all swimmers and staff whilst on route, prior to, during or following a competitive event, training session or team activity.
Illegal or Performance Enhancing Drugs and Substances are strictly forbidden. Swimmers are expected to be aware of the current list of banned substances and particular care must be exercised if anyone is on medication prior to or during a meet.
Sanctions. Breaches of the Code of Conduct shall be dealt with first by the Team Manager or Coach. They shall report the incident to the Secretary of the Club, who shall take such further action as is deemed necessary.
In addition it is expected that all members of Brent Dolphins Swimming Club, when attending any event or training session shall :-
Comply 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, volunteer staff, 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.
This code forms part of the Amateur Swimming Association Child Protection Policy.