Code of Conduct for Players

General behaviour

  • I will treat all members of, and persons associated with, Swim England with due dignity and respect.
  • I will treat everyone equally and never discriminate against another person associated with the Swim England on any grounds including that of age, sexual orientation, gender, faith, ethnic origin or nationality.
  • 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.
  • I will display a high standard of behaviour at all times.
  • I will always report any poor behaviour by others to an appropriate officer or member of staff.
  • I will recognise and celebrate the good performance and success of fellow club and team
  • I will respect the privacy of others, especially in the use of changing facilities.
  • Masters (Adult) members should try to change in a separate area whenever possible when
    changing at the same time as children. Where this is not possible Masters (Adults) are reminded to change in an appropriate fashion, and to be mindful that they are changing with children.


  • I will treat my coach and fellow members with respect.
  • I will arrive in good time on poolside before the training session starts to complete poolside
    warm up as directed by my coach.
  • I will ensure that I have all of my equipment with me, e.g. goggles, water bottles etc.
  • If I need to leave the pool for any reason during training, I will inform my coach before doing so.
  • I will listen to what my coach is telling me at all times and obey any instructions given.
  • 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.
  • If I have any problems with the behaviour of fellow members, I will report them at the time to an appropriate adult.


  • 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.
  • I will report to my coach and/or team manager on arrival on poolside.
  • 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 match.
  • I will be part of the team. This means I will stay with the team on poolside.
  • If I have to leave poolside for any reason, I will inform, and in some cases, get the consent of
    the team manager/coach before doing so.
  • I will support my team mates. Everyone likes to be supported and they will be supporting me in return.
  • I will never leave an event until either the match is complete or I have the explicit agreement of the coach or team manager.