Code of conduct
Respect for Others
All members of SSPLC are expected to relate to one another in ways that ensure every person is able to:
- Be respected and valued as an individual
- Feel safe and secure
- Be free to work and learn in a positive environment
- Be treated fairly
- Be free from bullying
- Have his/her privacy and property respected
- Feel free to seek and accept appropriate help and support when it is needed
Swimmers Code of Behaviour
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow swimmers, coaches, officials and spectators.
- Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
- Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow swimmers and competitors.
- Care for and respect the equipment provided to you as part of your program.
- Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.
- At all times avoid close personal relationships with your coach.
- Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
- Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
- Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the official, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision.
- Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training.
- Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
- Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level.
Parents Code of Behaviour
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
- Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
- Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
- Show appreciation for good performance by all swimmers, including swimmers from other teams.
- Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility, as your words and actions are an example.
- Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
- Only speak with respect and care to people associated with the sport (e.g. swimmer, judge, coach).
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
- Be a positive role model. Poor behaviour by a parent damages the sport for all participants. You are a role model in the way that you solve problems. Resolve points of conflict with a generous and positive spirit.