• The Code of Conduct establishes a set of guidelines and procedures, which outline the responsibilities, and behavior of swimmers, staff and parents associated with the squad; and lays down what members and parents can expect of the squad, together with the squad’s expectations of its members.
  • All squad members are expected to comply with the following ‘Code of Conduct’ guidelines while taking part in any squad activities. Above all, it is expected that all members of 4th Lane Swimming Academy, coaches, volunteers, poolside officials and parents alike, when attending any training sessions, event or tournament will:
    • Behave without discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, religion, sexual identity, or disability as set out in the squad’s Equality statement
    • Respect the rights and dignity of each member of the squad and all other competitors/swimmers.
    • Treat other competitors and teams with respect in victory and defeat.
    • Observe the authority and decisions of all official.

Members – Training and Pool Discipline

All squad members are expected to:

  • Attend all the training sessions as required by the coach. At least 85% attendance is expected; attendance at all activities is expected unless it has been discussed with, and agreed by, the Coach. Failure to meet this without a good reason could result in your place being lost to someone else on the waiting list!
  • Be punctual for training and sessions and galas
  • Arrive in a positive frame of mind, ready to train at the level your coach requires.
  • Bring all your equipment with you – goggles, pull buoys, kick boards, hand paddles, swim fins and water bottles and always respect the property of all other swimmers.
  • Observe and respect the rules of the 4th Lane Swimming Academy whilst on their premises.
  • Keep the changing rooms tidy and inform coaches of any problems.
  • Make yourself available to swim in all meets and competitions when selected.
  • Observe all rules pertaining to lane discipline
    • Do not interfere with other swimmers in your lane
    • If others are faster than you, let them overtake without hindering them. If you are overtaking someone, then overtake properly, not by pulling him or her back.
    • Poor behavior in the pool will not be tolerated, especially if it affects others.
    • Be aware that swimmers consistently interfering with others training will risk being demoted to another lane or asked to leave the pool.
  • Bullying will not be tolerated in any form.
  • Medication: it is important that information on all medication being currently taken should be reported to the coach.
  • Allergies to any medication must be reported to the coach.