Code of Conduct for Swimmers All Disciplines

1) General behaviour
Treat all members of the club with due respect including: Fellow swimmers, Coaches, Officials.
Treat all competitors and representatives from competing clubs with due respect.
The use of inappropriate 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 child welfare policy.
Adhere to the ASA photography and photographing policy.

2) All forms of Training
Arrive at training session in good time to allow coaching instructions, warm ups etc. as directed by Coach/Teacher.
Ensure you have all your equipment with you, i.e. paddles; kick boards, hats, goggles, or other equipment as required by the session.
Use the toilet before training begins, always ask the Coach/Teacher if you need to leave the pool during training.
Listen to what your Coach/Teacher is telling you, and obey instructions.
Always swim to the wall as you do in a race, and practice turns and other skills as instructed.
Do not stop and stand in the lane, you may get injured or cause injury to others.
Do not pull on the ropes as this may injure other swimmers and damage property.
Do not skip lengths or sets you are only cheating yourself, your fellow swimmers, your Coach/Teacher.
Think about what you are doing during training. If you have any problems raise them with the Coach/Teacher at the appropriate time.

3) Competition
You must swim events and galas that the Chief Coach has entered/selected you for unless agreed otherwise by prior agreement with the relevant club official.
At all Competitions irrelevant of what level behave in a manner that shows respect to your Coach, Club and fellow Swimmers.
At all Competitions report in adequate time to check in, post entry cards or sign in/sign out as appropriate to the event. Report to your Coach or Team Manager as directed. If you are not going to attend let your Coach or Team Manager know at least two hours before the start of the competition.
 Warm up before the event as directed and prepare yourself for the event. Warm up
properly by swimming in the appropriate directed lane, not playing or stopping in the lane.
Turning practice should have taken place during your normal training sessions, unless this
is designated in the warm up.
 Be part of the team. Stay with the team on poolside. If you leave for any reason you
must tell the Coach and Team Manager where you are going.
 Listen for your race to be announced. Go to the marshalling area at the appropriate time
and report in. Take your hat goggles and any other appropriate equipment required with
 Support your team mates. Everyone likes to be supported, they will be supporting you.
 You must wear the appropriate club uniform, swimwear, clothing and hats when
representing the club. Clothing should not be deemed offensive.
 Swim down after the race, if possible. Do not use this time to play.
 After your race report back to the Coach or Team Manager, not your parents. Receive
feedback on your race and splits. Never leave an event until either the gala is complete or
you have the permission of the Coach or Team Manager
If you have any problems with the behaviour of fellow Club Members or other Club Members
report them at the time to an appropriate adult.