Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians

  1. I will complete and return the Medical Information Form as requested by the organisation and detail any health conditions / concerns relevant to my child on the consent form. I will report any changes in the state of my child’s health to the coach prior to coaching sessions. I will ensure that the organisation has up to date contact details for me and any alternative contact as required.
  2. I will deliver and collect my child punctually to and from coaching sessions/swim meets where appropriate. I will inform a member of the committee or coaching staff if there is an unavoidable problem. If the organisation changes my child’s lane and changing times, I will remember the change is to provide appropriate levels of training and enable my child to progress and I should therefore support and encourage this at all times.
  3. I will ensure my child is properly and adequately attired for the training session/events including all required equipment, e.g. hats, goggles etc.
  4. I will inform the coach/welfare officer before a session if my child is to be collected early from a coaching session/meet and if so by whom.
  5. I will encourage my child to obey rules and teach them that they can only do their best.
  6. I will behave responsibly as a spectator at training / meets and treat swimmers, coaches, committee members and parents of both my child’s organisation and any other organisation with due respect meeting the ASA commitment to equality and diversity.
  7. I will not use inappropriate language within the organisation environment.
  8. I will show appreciation and support my child and all the team members.
  9. I will ensure my child’s needs are met in terms of nutritional needs and listen to advice given from the club coach / nutritionist.
  10. I will support the club coach and committee appropriately and raise any concerns I have in an appropriate manner to the welfare officer.
  11. I will not enter poolside unless requested to do so or in an emergency.
  12. If I wish to have a discussion with the coach I will check with the club Welfare Officer how this can be arranged.
  13. Most of all, I will help my child enjoy the sport and achieve to the best of their ability.

The organisation will:

  1. Inform you at once if your child is ill and ensure their well being until you are able to collect him / her.
  2. Ensure good child safeguarding guidelines are followed at all times to keep your child safe.
  3. Ensure all activities are properly supervised / taught / coached and consent is obtained for any activity outside of that previously agreed.

You have a right to:

  1. Make a complaint to the club if they feel the organisation or a member of the organisation is not acting appropriate to ASA / organisation rules and regulations. Details of how to do this can be obtained from the welfare officer.
  2. Make a complaint on behalf of their child to the ASA Office of Judicial Administration.

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