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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.