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Appendix 2 -  RULES AND CONDUCT

Rules of Conduct for Swimmers, Coaching Staff and Volunteers and Parents


RULES & CONDUCT FOR SWIMMERS


     .     a)     Acceptance to the Club is at the discretion of the Committee and Head Swimming Coach. Evidence of Club Membership must be shown within 4 weeks of joining the Club. 


     .     b)     Squad fees are payable for all swimmers on commencing training with CMKSC, even if this predates the submission of the membership document. 


     .     c)     Swimmers must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person using the facilities at Stantonbury Campus Leisure Centre or any other venue when representing the City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club. 


     .     d)     When any Swimmer is training, they must not interfere or disrupt in any way or form with personnel employed by the Centre or activities taking place on the premises. 


     .     e)     Swimmers must consistently display high personal standards and project a favourable image of the City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club and the sport of swimming. Swimmers must not smoke, drink alcohol, or take drugs whilst representing the City of Milton Keynes Swimming Club.  Violation of this will result in immediate suspension from the Club. 


     .     f)     After squad/group allocation, swimmers must accept the challenge of belonging to that group; show a commitment to work towards their goals and to commit themselves to attendance at training. 


     .     g)     Swimmers, who are late for 3 consecutive training sessions without good reason, or giving the Coach prior knowledge, may be disciplined. 


     .     h)     Swimmers who are injured may only take part in a training session after consultation with the coach and as long as they don’t disrupt or prevent the rest of the squad training. 


     .     i)     A swimmer may only take part in a land training session as long as they are doing the water session, unless it has been agreed with the coach prior to that session.  


     .     j)     Swimmers are liable to re-allocation if they fail to maintain or achieve the squad criteria by the date set by their squad Coach. 


     .     k)     The Head Swimming Coach will control entries for competitions and swimmers will be expected to represent the Club when selected for teams. 


     .     l)     Training fees are payable in advance at the beginning of each month.  Failure to do so will mean swimmers denied access to training sessions until the arrears are paid in full. 


     .     m)     One month’s written notice of resignation or withdrawal from the Club is required, accompanied by any outstanding fees, and should be addressed to the Head Swimming Coach and copied to the Treasurer. 


     .     n)     Swimmers must help with setting out and packing away pool equipment at the beginning and end of each training session.



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RULES & CONDUCT FOR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS


     .     a)     Put the well-being, health and safety of members above all considerations Inc developing performance.


     .     a)     Comply with the codes, rule and laws within the guidelines set out by the ASA.


     .     b)     Work without discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, language, religion, birth or social status as set out in the equal opportunities policy.


     .     c)     Respect the basic human rights, worth and dignity of each member.


     .     d)     Not encourage swimmers, other volunteer, officials or parents to violate the rules of the club or sport.


     .     e)     Observe the authority and the decisions of all officials.


     .     f)     Encourage all swimmers to obey the spirit of the rules and laws in and out of the pool.


     .     g)     Ensure that all teaching and training and competition programmes are appropriate for the age, ability and experience of the individual swimmer.


     .     h)     Treat other competitors and teams with respect, in victory and defeat.


     .     i)     Be able to present evidence of qualifications on request.


     .     j)     Treat all personal information about individual members as confidential except in exceptional circumstances regarding health and safety, medical requirements, disciplinary action or in accordance with the ASA Child Protection procedures and guidelines.


     .     k)     Display the highest standards of personal hygiene.


     .     l)     Do not drink alcohol or smoke either before or during teaching or coaching session or competitions.



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RULES & CONDUCT FOR PARENTS


     .     a)     Put the well-being, health and safety of members above all considerations including developing performance.


     .     b)     Comply with the codes, rule and laws within the guidelines set out by the ASA.


     .     c)     Work without discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, language, religion, birth or social status as set out in the equal opportunities policy Respect the basic human rights, worth and dignity of each member. 


     .     d)     Not encourage swimmers, volunteers, officials or other parents to violate the rules of the club or sport. 


     .     e)     Observe the authority and the decisions of all officials. Encourage all swimmers to obey the spirit of the rules and laws in and out of the pool. 


     .     f)    Treat other competitors and teams with respect, in victory and defeat. 


     .     g)     Treat all personal information about individual members as confidential except in exceptional circumstances regarding health and safety, medical requirements, disciplinary action or in accordance with the ASA Child Protection procedures and guidelines. 


     .     h)     Be fully responsible for your child/ren when not on poolside, i.e. it is your responsibility to ensure that your child behaves in a responsible manner in the changing rooms/leisure centre etc. 


     .     i)     For the avoidance of doubt, it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure the safety of their child/ren once they leave poolside. 


     .     j)     Ensure that the coach is present before you leave your child/ren either before the training session or at a competition. 


     .     k)     Ensure that your child or children waits in the leisure centre/building after the training session/competition and not in the car park area unless accompanied by an adult. 


     .     l)     Do not go onto poolside during training sessions or competitions unless it is an emergency or you have prior agreement with the coach. 


     .     m)     If you wish to discuss a specific matter with the Coach please arrange a time that is convenient to both you and the Coach (Note: after training is not normally a good time as the coaches may have other sessions to attend or have to up early the next day for training).




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