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Code of Conduct - Swimmers

The BPSC code of conduct complies with the codes, rules and laws within the guidelines set out by the ASA (available on www.britishswimming.org) and by the Club.

Swim, train, compete and support the Club to the best of your abilities.

Have consideration and respect for others and for the property of others.

Bullying will not be tolerated in any form.

Behave appropriately in the water & poolside. For example​

  • do not sit on lane ropes
  • do not throw or hide kick boards, pull buoys, drink bottles etc.
  • do not disrupt other swimmers.

Look at and listen to the Coach/teachers when they are speaking and follow the instructions given.

Training should be fun but it is not play.

Poor behaviour in the pool will not be tolerated, especially if it affects others.

Be aware that swimmers consistently affecting others training risk being asked to leave the pool (see sanctions).

Behave sensibly in the changing rooms and when going to and from the School/Pool premises. For example: 

Behave sensibly in the changing rooms and when going to and from the School/Pool premises. For example:

  • do not flick towels at each other
  • do not swear  

Respect the training facilities including our equipment, swimming pools, changing rooms and those at Galas.

Value the abilities and achievements of others.

Treat others how you would like to be treated.

Sanctions

With limited training times, we cannot afford coaches wasting session time continually disciplining swimmers and if necessary, we will enlist the support of parents in resolving behavioural issues.

Swimmers disrupting sessions for whatever reason will be issued an initial verbal warning by the coach.

Swimmers continuing to ignore the warning will be asked to leave the pool. A letter/email will be sent home and the swimmer will need to talk to the head coach before they attend another session.

If the offender continues to disrupt the training a further letter/email will be sent home and they will only be allowed to attend subsequent sessions with a parent present, while the problem continues.

Continued failure of any swimmer to comply with the code of conduct will result in them being discussed at committee and may result in exclusion from club.

More serious breaches of the Code of Conduct will be reported to the Chairman/Secretary of the club and the matter will be discussed at the next committee meeting.

The Committee have the right to decide on any matters not covered in the Code of Conduct.