Code of Conduct
Rules of the Club

Attendance

  • Swimmers are expected to attend swimming lessons regularly, and on time.
  • Swimmers who do not attend for 3 weeks consecutively, without having notified their swimming teacher, the register attendants or contacting our secretary, will have their membership lapsed.
  • All junior members of the club must have a responsible adult on site with them at all times.
  • Parents/guardians must ensure that the swimming lessons have not been cancelled before leaving swimmers at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre.
  • Fees must be paid promptly, within three weeks of the start of term.
  • The Club is not responsible for the swimmers until they are on poolside.

Behaviour and Personal Conduct

  • Swimmers must be dressed appropriately; no baggy shorts/bikinis are to be worn.
  • No jewellery will be worn and all long hair will be tied back.
  • Swimmers behaviour must at all time be of a high standard and reflect favourably on the Club.
  • Running is forbidden on poolside.
  • Swimmers must behave appropriately in the Changing Rooms, use the lockers, and respect other swimmers’ clothes and belongings.
  • Use of photographic/video equipment, including mobile phones with cameras, is strictly forbidden, unless with prior permission from the Club and Leisure Centre.
  • No swimmer may enter the water without official permission from their teacher.
  • In all sessions swimmers are to behave and respond to the teachers instructions.
  • Equipment must be used carefully and not mistreated.

Medication

  • The Club must be notified of swimmers medical conditions and medication being taken.
  • The Club will be notified of any changes to children’s health and medical needs.
  • It is important that necessary medication is brought to every swimming lesson.

Sanctions

  • Breach of the Code of Conduct shall be dealt with firstly by the swimmers’ teacher. The information will be reported to the Secretary and Chairman, who shall take further action as is deemed necessary, including referral to the committee.
  • Any member found misbehaving will: -
    • Be given a warning by their teacher, if behaviour continues,
    • Sent to the bench for a set time, e.g., 5 – 10 minutes, the Secretary and Chairman will be informed,
    • If behaviour persists, the swimmers parents/guardians will be contacted,
    • Any swimmer past this stage, with continued misbehaving will be given 1 week leave of absence from the Club,
    • Consistent misbehaving will result in swimmers names being taken to the next committee meeting, and discussions of the action decided there.