Introduction to our Disciplinary Procedures - 2022/2023

Breaches of the Swim England Code of Conduct and Ethics, the Northampton Swimming Club (NSC) Code of Conduct (Swimmers) and other Northampton Swimming Club policy documents will be dealt with in accordance with the procedures set out in this document.

Disciplinary procedures are only applicable to breaches of Club rules by members of NSC. The Club does not have the powers to consider complaints against non-members, members of other swimming clubs, or address offences under Swim England Law.

The Disciplinary Procedure:

There are four stages to the disciplinary procedure which NSC will follow in the case of a breach of the Code of Conduct, details of which can be found on the following pages. In summary these are:

Stage 1: Normal coaching intervention/interaction

This is informal and will be undertaken by the Squad coach at the time the incident/behaviour takes place or the Squad coach is made aware of the incident/behaviour.

Stage 2: Formal Verbal warning

This is more formal than stage 1 and NSC will maintain a written record of the warning. Swimmer’s age, previous disciplinary record and the seriousness of the incident/behaviour will be taken into account.

Stage 3: Formal Written warning

This stage will come into force if the swimmer has committed a serious incident/behaviour or repeated offences have occurred.

Stage 4: Suspension/Termination

This stage will be utilised when all other stages have been exhausted and there has been no improvement in the swimmer’s behaviour or if the incident is of an extremely serious nature that would justify the suspension or termination of the swimmer’s membership.

Parents/carers will be notified in the case of any incident and will have the opportunity to speak to the relevant person about the incident/behaviour.

Who to contact

Anyone who witnesses or is the victim of any incident or behaviour that goes against any Code of Conduct should contact, in confidence, the NSC Welfare Officer on [email protected]

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