Code of Conduct for swimmers from all aquatic disciplines
- Treat all members of the club with respect.
- Treat all competitors and representatives from competing clubs with due respect.
- The use of inappropriate behaviour or abusive language, bullying, harassment, discrimination or physical violence will not be tolerated and could result in action being taken through the club disciplinary or ASA child welfare policy.
- Arrive in good time to stretch, 15 – 20 minutes before start time.
- Have all your equipment with you, i.e. paddles; fins, kick boards, hats, goggles, drinks etc.
- Use the lavatory before training begins and always inform the coach if you need to leave the pool during training.
- Listen to what your coach is telling you.
- Always swim to the wall as you do in a race, and practice turns as instructed.
- Do not stop and stand in the lane, you may get injured.
- Do not pull on the ropes as this may injure other swimmers.
- Do not skip lengths or sets you are only cheating yourself.
- Think about what you are doing during training.
- Ensure that lane ends are clear after finishing at the wall, so ensure that all swimmers can practice their finishes
- Ensure that you understand the protocols for overtaking in a lane to ensure safety.
- You must swim events and galas that the Head Coach has entered/selected you for unless agreed otherwise by prior agreement with the relevant club official.
- At Open Meets, check whether you should post your cards or register and be sure to arrive on time to do this.
- Arrive 10 minutes in advance of your warm up time. Warm-up before the event. Failure to warm up in the official warm up may result in you not being permitted to swim in your event.
- Warm up properly by swimming, not playing or stopping in the lane. Turning practice should have taken place during your normal training sessions.
- Be part of the team. Stay with the team on poolside. If you leave for any reason you must tell the Coach or/and Team Manager where you are going.
- Go to the marshalling area in time and report in. Take your hat and goggles with you.
- Support your team mates. Everyone likes to be supported.
- You must wear club uniform and hats when representing the club.
- Swim down after the race, if possible. Do not use this time to play.
- After your race report to the coach, not your parents. Receive feedback on your race and splits.
68 Wavepower 2009 – 2011 (May 09)