General Behaviour


  1. Will treat all members of, and persons associated with the club and Swim England with due dignity and respect.
  2. Will treat everyone equally and never discriminate against another person associated with Swim England on any grounds including that of age, sexual orientation, gender, faith, ethnic origin or nationality.
  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 disciplinary or child welfare policies.
  4. Will display a high standard of behaviour at all times.
  5. Will always report any poor behaviour by others to an appropriate officer or member of staff.
  6. Will recognise and celebrate the good performance and success of fellow club and team members.
  7. Will respect the privacy of others, especially in respect of the changing facilities.



Please understand that the pool operator is responsible for the training sessions and not the club directly however the following rules are to be adhered to at all times for the wellbeing of all the members.  The club is responsible at all competitions and at activities outside of normal training.

  1. Will treat the members of staff, coaches, Team managers etc with respect.
  2. Will make the coach aware if a swimmer has difficulties in attending training sessions as per the rules laid down for the squad.
  3. Will arrive in good time on poolside before the training session starts to complete poolside warm up as directed by the coach.
  4. Understand that if you arrive late for a training session, you must report to the coach before entering the pool.
  5. Will ensure that you have all of the equipment required for your group, e.g. hat, goggles, paddles etc.
  6. If a swimmer needs to leave the pool for any reason during training, they will inform the coach before doing so.
  7. Will listen to what the coach is telling you at all times and obey any instructions given.
  8. Will always swim to the wall whenever possible as you would do in a race and practice turns as instructed.
  9. Will not stop and stand in the lane, or obstruct others from completing their training.
  10. Will not pull on the lane ropes as this is against Swim England laws and may injure another swimmer.
  11. Will not skip lengths or sets unless directed to do so by the coach.
  12. Will think about what you are doing during training, and if you have any problems discuss them with the coach at an appropriate time.
  13. If a swimmer has problems with a fellow member, they will report them at the time to an appropriate member of staff.



  1. At competitions, whether they be open meets, National events or club galas, swimmers will always behave in a manner that shows respect to the coach, the officers of the club, the team mates, officials and the members of all competing organisations.
  2. Understand that you will be required to attend galas that the Chief Coach has requested you to enter or selects you for, unless agreed otherwise by prior arrangement with the relevant coach.
  3. Swimmers must wear appropriate swim wear, team kit at all meets.
  4. Will report to the coach or Team Manager on arrival on poolside.
  5. Will warm up as directed by the coach and ensure you are fully prepared for your race.
  6. Will be part of the team, this means you will stay on poolside with the team until the coach in charge or Team Manager agrees for you to leave.
  7. Will inform the coach or Team Manager if you have to leave poolside for any reason.
  8. After your race you will report directly to your coach for feedback.
  9. Will support your team mates.
  10. Will swim down after your race when requested to do so.
  11. Behaviour in the swim down facility must be appropriate and respectful to other users at all times.
  12. Will not leave an event unless given permission by the coach or team Manager.
  13. Will behave appropriately in the changing rooms and respect the facility that you are attending.