Codes of Conduct

This page contains two different codes of conduct.

For parents and guardians

The purpose of this code of conduct is to establish a set of guidelines and procedures to outline the responsibilities of all TASC members. 

  1. I will complete and return the Medical Information Form as requested by the club and provide details of any health conditions/concerns relevant to my child on the consent form. I will report any changes in the state of my child’s health to the coach prior to training sessions or events. I will ensure that the organisation  has  up-to-date  contact  details for   me  and  for  any   alternative  person(s) as required.
  2. I will deliver and collect my child punctually to and from training sessions/events. I will inform a member of the committee or coaching staff if there is an unavoidable problem. If the club changes my child’s training structure I will remember that the change is to provide appropriate levels of training and to enable my child to progress, and I should therefore support and encourage this at all times.
  3. I will ensure my child is properly and adequately attired for the training session/ events including all mandatory equipment, e.g. hats, goggles, nose clips etc.
  4. I will inform the coach/Team Manager before a session if my child is to be collected early from a training session/event and if so, by whom.
  5. I will encourage my child to obey the rules and teach them that they can only do their best.
  6. I will behave responsibly as a spectator during training/events and treat members, coaches, committee members and other parents of members of both my child’s organisation and any other organisation with due respect, in accordance with the ASA commitment to  equality and diversity.
  7. I will not use inappropriate language within the organisation environment.
  8. I will show appreciation and support my child and all the team members. I understand that team selection will be made by coaches based on all aspects of training such as ability, eligibility, regular attendance and availability.  I will respect decisions made, but have the opportunity to discuss my concerns with the coaching team.
  9. I will ensure my child’s needs are met in terms of nutrition and I will listen to advice given from the coach/nutritionist.
  10. I will support the coach and committee appropriately and raise any concerns I may have in an appropriate manner to the welfare officer.
  11. I will not enter poolside unless requested to do so or in an emergency.
  12. If I wish to have a discussion with the coach, I will make my request known, so a mutual time can be agreed outside of a poolside training session.
  13. At competitions I understand that no persons are allowed within the changing areas / pool side, without permission from the Team Manager; this is in conjunction with Child Safeguarding Regulations.
  14. Treat all competitors and teams from other clubs with respect, whether that is in victory or defeat, and encourage all members to do the same.
  15. Most of all, I will help my child to enjoy the sport and to achieve to the best of their ability.

The organisation will:

  • Inform you at once if your child becomes ill and will ensure their wellbeing until you are able to collect him/her.
  • Ensure good child safeguarding guidelines are followed at all times to keep your child safe.
  • Ensure all activities are properly supervised/ taught/coached and that consent is obtained for any activity outside of that previously agreed.

You have a right to:

  • Make a complaint to the organisation if you feel the organisation or a member of the organisation is not acting appropriately or in accordance with ASA/organisation rules and regulations. Details of how to do this can be obtained from the welfare officer.
  • Make a complaint on behalf of your child to the ASA Office of Judicial Administration.

For swimmers

General behaviour

  1. I will treat all members of, and persons associated with, the ASA with due dignity and respect.
  2. I will treat everyone equally and never discriminate against another person associated with the ASA on any grounds including that of age, sexual orientation, gender, faith, ethnic origin or nationality.
  3. I understand that the use of inappropriate or abusive language, bullying, harassment, or physical violence will not be tolerated and could result in action being taken through the disciplinary or child welfare policies.
  4. I will display a high standard of behaviour at all times.
  5. I will always report any poor behaviour by others to an appropriate officer or member of staff.
  6. I will recognise and celebrate the good performance and success of fellow club and team members.
  7. I will respect the privacy of others, especially in the use of changing facilities.
  8. I will inform the Team Manager of any medication being taken or any known allergies, who will report it to the relevant personnel.


  1. I will treat my coach and fellow members with respect.
  2. I will make my coach aware if I have difficulties in attending training sessions. *
  3. I will arrive in good time on poolside before the training session starts to complete poolside warm up as directed by my coach.
  4. I understand that if I arrive late, I must report to my coach before entering the pool.
  5. I will ensure that I have all of my equipment with me, e.g.  hats, goggles, bottles etc.
  6. If I need to leave the pool for any reason during training, I will inform my coach before doing so.
  7. I will listen to what my coach is telling me at all times and obey any instructions given.
  8. I will not stop and stand in the lane, or obstruct others from completing their training.
  9. I will not pull on the ropes as this may injure other members.
  10. I will not skip lengths or sets – to do so means I would only be cheating myself.
  11. I will think about what I am doing during training, and if I have any problems, I will discuss them with my coach at an appropriate time.
  12. If I have any problems with the behaviour of fellow members, I will report them at the time to an appropriate adult.
  13. I understand that team selection will be made by coaches based on all aspects of training such as ability, eligibility, regular attendance at training sessions and availability.

Events and Competitions

  1. At competitions, I will always behave in a manner that shows respect to my coach, the officers, my team mates and the members of all competing organisations, and act as an ambassador for TASC.
  2. I understand that I will be required to attend events and competitions that the Coaches have entered/selected me for, unless agreed otherwise by prior arrangement.
  3. I understand that I must wear appropriate swimwear, tracksuits, T-shirts/shorts and hats as per the rules laid down by the TSSC By Laws.
  4. I will report to my coach and/or team manager on arrival at a competition venue.
  5. I will warm up before the event as directed by the coach in charge on that day and ensure I fully prepare myself for the competition.
  6. I will be part of the team. This means I will stay with the team on poolside.
  7. If I have to leave poolside for any reason, I will get the consent of the team manager/coach before doing so.
  8. I will support my team mates. Everyone likes to be supported and they will be supporting me in return.
  9. I will ensure that at the end of competitions I will return any club property to the Team Manager, move all rubbish and leave the area clean and tidy.
  10. My behaviour during the medal ceremony must be appropriate and respectful to other competitors.
  11. I will never leave an event without the explicit agreement of the coach or team manager.

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