Potters Bar Swimming Club


Code of Conduct Parents / Guardians

1. I will complete and return the Medical Information Form as requested by the Club and detail any health conditions/concerns relevant to my Child on the form. Any changes in the state of my Child’s health should be reported to the Coach/Teacher prior to coaching sessions. 

2. I will ensure the Club has up to date contact details for me and any alternative person. 

3. I will deliver and collect my Child punctually to and from coaching sessions/swim meets. I will inform the Coach/Teacher or Squad Administrator if there is an unavoidable problem.  

4. If the Club changes my Child’s lane and changing times, please remember the change is to provide appropriate levels of training and enable my child to progress and should be facilitated and encouraged at all times. 

5. I will ensure my Child is properly and adequately attired for the training session/events including all required equipment, i.e. hats, goggles etc. 

6. I will inform the Coach/Welfare Officer before a session if my Child is to be collected early from a coaching session/meet and if so by whom. 

7. I will encourage my Child to obey rules and teach them that they can only do their best. 

8. I will behave responsibly as a spectator at training/meets and treat Swimmers, Coaches, Officials, Committee members and Parents of my and other clubs with due respect, meeting the Swim England commitment to equality and diversity. 

9. I will ensure I do not use inappropriate language within the Club environment. 

10. I will show appreciation and support my Child and all the team members. 

11. I will ensure my Child’s needs are met in terms of nutritional needs and listen to advice given from the Club Coaches and nutritionist. 

12. I will support the Coaches and Committee appropriately and raise any concerns I have to the Welfare Officer. 

13. I will not enter poolside unless requested to do so or in an emergency. 

14. I will arrange suitable times with Coaches/Teachers to discuss my child. These should only be before or after training and teaching sessions. 

15. I will help my Child enjoy the sport and achieve to the best of their ability.

Potters Bar Swimming Club will commit to: 

1. Inform you at once if your Child is ill and ensure their wellbeing until you are able to collect him/her. 

2. Ensure good Child safeguarding guidelines are followed at all times to keep your Child safe. 

3. Ensure all activities are properly supervised/taught/coached and consent is obtained for any activity outside of that previously agreed. 

The Parent has a right to: 

1. Make a complaint to the Club, if they feel the Club or a member is not acting appropriate to Swim England / PBSC Swimming Club rules and regulations. Details of how to do this can be obtained from the Welfare Officer. 

2. Make a complaint on behalf of their Child to the Swim England Office of Judicial Administration.