Code of Conduct

Why a Code of Conduct?

The purpose of any code of conduct is to establish a minimum standard of behaviour required for swimmers on and off the poolside.  This applies to swimming lessons, training sessions and galas.  By joining the Club, all members agree to abide by the rules contained in this code of conduct which have been written to maintain the club's reputation as a friendly and disciplined organisation and for the safety and well-being of the swimmers.

Behaviour

The Club will not tolerate bullying in any form.  Members should behave in an orderly manner when representing or associated with Westbury ASC.

In water and on the poolside

Swimmers must:

  • Obey all instructions from swimming teachers, coaches, team managers and officials.
  • Behave in a safe and responsible manner
  • Not use abusive language or act in an aggressive manner
  • Arrive on time to swimming lessons, training sessions and galas and be ready on poolside to take part in a warm up prior to training or competition swimming
  • Behave in a 'sporting' manner in all races

Changing Room

Swimmers must:

  • Behave in a responsible and orderly manner in the shower area and changing rooms and change as quickly as possible
  • Respect the property of other swimmers and of Places for People Leisure.

Away Galas

Swimmers must:

  • Remain seated in the coach throughout the journey
  • Not interfere with any safety equipment on the coach
  • Comply with any instruction from the coach driver
  • Not leave rubbish on the coach

Sanctions / Punishment

At the discretion of the coaches, any swimmer breaking these rules will receive a formal verbal warning from either the coaches or the team manager.  These warnings may be supplemented by exclusion from a training session for a limited period or for the whole session.  In such cases, there will be no refund of fees.  Likewise swimmers may be excluded from part or all of a gala.  Persistent offenders or anyone committing a serious offence will receive a written warning from the Committee.

Any recurrence may result in the Club Committee ruling that a swimmer is either temporarily or permanently excluded from the Club.  Before this action is taken, the swimmer and his/her parent will have the right to put their case to the Club Committee.