Kingsbridge Kingfishers

Swimming Club

Codes of Conduct


Code of Conduct for Swimmers

  • Behaviour and personal conduct must at all times be of a high standard and reflect favourably on the sport and the club.
  • Consumption of alcohol is totally forbidden for swimmers under age as defined by UK law. Immediately before and during competition or training, alcohol is strictly forbidden to all swimmers.
  • Personal appearance shall be appropriate to the circumstances and as indicated by the Team Manager or Head Coach.
  • Punctuality and attendance at training and competition is essential.
  • Use of illegal and performance enhancing drugs and substances are strictly forbidden. Swimmers are expected to be aware of the current list of banned substances.
  • Information about medication being currently taken should be reported to the
  • Head Coach or Team Manager who will report it to relevant personnel.
  • Breaches of this Code of Conduct shall be dealt with in the first instance by the Head Coach or Team Manager. It will then be reported to the Club Secretary who shall take such action as deemed necessary.
  • Swimmers shall comply with the codes, rules and laws within the guidelines set out by the ASA.
  • Swimmers shall behave without discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, language, religion, birth or social status as set out in the equity policy.
  • Swimmers shall respect the basic human rights, worth and dignity of each member.
  • Swimmers shall not encourage other swimmers, volunteers, officials or parents to violate the rules of the Club or of the sport.
  • Swimmers shall observe the authority and decisions of all officials.
  • Swimmers shall treat other competitors and teams with respect in both victory and defeat.

Code of Conduct for Officials, Parents and Carer

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and swim within them.
  • Discourage unfair behaviour and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in swimming.
  • Set a good example by recognising and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their swimming.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.