PSC Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct Agreement

Everyone associated with the Club from the Swimmers, Coaches, Officials and the Committee hope that all participants enjoy their time whilst a Member of Putteridge Swimming Club.  To help towards achieving our aim the Club requires all Members and Parents to sign up to and follow our code of conduct.  All members sign up to the Code of Conduct when completing membership.

The code of conduct covers four areas, first looking at the general conduct that applies to all members, then specific Codes of Conduct applicable to the role or task.

Where references are made to ASA material in the Code of Conduct, it also covers material as published by other sporting governing bodies to which Putteridge Swimming club is affiliated to, example British Triathlon & Pentathlon.

General to all:

  • Comply with the codes, rules and laws within the guidelines set out by the Club, ASA or the sport.
  • Reflect good behaviour and that your personal conduct is of a high standard and a credit to the Club and our Sport & Yourself.
  • Language in public or relevant group situations must always be appropriate and socially acceptable.
  • Respect fellow Swimmers and other people’s feelings and their right to swim, Coach, help & organise.
  • Behave without discrimination.
  • Encourage all to obey the spirit of the rules and laws both in and out of the pool and to observe the authority and the decisions of all Officials.
  • Treat other Competitors and Teams with respect, in both victory and defeat.
  • Take care of other Swimmer’s belongings and Club / pool operator equipment as if your own.
  • To keep up to date with club communications, this can be via email, text, twitter, onedrive, notice board, other social media, or web site putteridgesc.co.uk regularly.
  • Ensure that if asked to complete registration, entry or other Club administration forms, that these are returned in good time and completed correctly with full payment.
  • Make sure that if you are asked to wear Club uniform that it is clean, available, worn in a manner that positively reflects the Club in a good light.
  • If you notice any hazards that could cause an accident then inform a Coach or a Staff member of the facility immediately.
  • Report any instances of bullying to the Senior Coach, Welfare Officer, Club Chairman immediately or Assistant Senior Coach immediately.
  • Inform the Club or Coach of all medication being taken.
  • If you have any cause for concern, inform the Senior Coach, Assistant Senior Coach, Welfare Officer or an appropriate Committee member.
  • Be aware of the consequences of sharing via social media, particularly in regards to recording and of a photographic nature.
  • Demonstrate fair play and act as a role model to all club members whilst considering their own viewpoint
  • Have read the clubs Discipline, Disputes and Complaints Policy
  • Have read the ASA’s Code of Ethics and Wavepower Policy’s.

Specific Codes of Conduct

  • Code of Conduct for Swimmers
  • Code of Conduct for Parents, Guardians and Carers of swimmers
  • Code of Conduct for Volunteers, Committee members and Officials
  • Code Conduct for Coaches, Teachers and Poolside helpers

Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct may invoke the use of the disciplinary policy and could lead to either temporary or permanent exclusion from the Club.

This document is updated as at 3rd December 2014 and overrides any previous Code of Conduct that may have been signed or in use.

Full details of Putteridge Swimming Club’s Code of Conduct and Disciplinary procedure and Grievance Policy can be found on the Club’s web site at www.putteridgesc.co.uk

Printed copies can be made available on request by e-mailing info@putteridgesc.co.uk

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