This Code is an extension to Swim England Code of Ethics; both should be followed.
Each Teacher/Coach must:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
1. The ASA and British Swimming is committed themselves to tackling forms of discrimination and to strive to become inclusive of all those who want to participate in swimming (as competitors, officials, coaches and administrators) irrespective of their race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and faith and ability.
2. This code of conduct includes the Association’s commitment to address equality, diversity and inclusion in swimming.
To this end the Association will not tolerate:
a) Discrimination on the grounds set out in 1 above.
d) Abusive or insensitive language.
e) Inappropriate behaviour detrimental to any individuals or groups of individuals.
3. The ASA and British Swimming are governed by UK law and will seek to ensure that its participants are committed to addressing its responsibilities under the sex discrimination Act 1975,Race Relations Act 1976, Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, Equal Pay Act 1970, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Human Rights Act 1998, Disability Discrimination Act (Amendment)2005 and the Equality Act 2006.
4. Committees, Officials and Volunteers in all aquatic disciplines must address this responsibility to support equality, diversity and inclusion in our sport.
The purpose of this document is to establish a minimum standard of behaviour by parents (including carers or another responsible adult) both on and off poolside. In order to maintain the club’s reputation of providing a friendly, safe and disciplined environment for everyone’s wellbeing, all parents must agree to abide by the rules contained in this Code of Conduct. It is important that you understand that these are requirements (not guidelines) and you understand the possible sanctions that may be taken against you or your swimmer. If you have any questions regarding the contents, please contact the head coach or welfare officers and we will be pleased to discuss this further.
Parents are expected to:
The club will undertake to:
Failure to comply with these codes could result in action being taken against parents to protect the welfare of swimmers, parents, coaching staff or volunteers. A verbal warning is generally the first stage. This is usually issued by the head coach or a welfare officer. A verbal warning will be followed by a confirmation email from the Committee detailing the reasons for the warning. If breaches of the code of conduct continue, the following disciplinary action can be taken against parents or their swimmer:
The Committee can, if required, withdraw the membership of a swimmer – a decision not taken lightly, but taken in the interests of the safety and well-being of the swimmers and club as a whole.
Where an initial incident is considered serious, the head coach or welfare officer may choose to bypass the stages of verbal or written warnings. In these cases, the incident may be referred to the Committee to consider and possibly implement a temporary exclusion or a permanent membership withdrawal.
Serious incidents will be reported to Swim England in accordance with their guidelines.
The parent has a right to: