This policy outlines the code of conduct, of which applies to all parents, guardians and spectators. All parents, guardians and spectators must meet these requirements (set out in the statement below) in regard to their conduct during training, competiton or club events.
Encourage participation. Emphasise skill development and practices and how they benefit children over winning.
Provide a model of good sportsmanship for your child to copy.
Demonstrate acceptable social behaviours and tolerance and respect for all.
Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour – do not ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a race. Provide positive comments that are motivational and encouraging around personal goals.
Be courteous and respectful in your communication with coaches, swimmers, team officials, and club members. Do not use foul or offensive language or make threats of any kind.
Recognise the value of coaches, volunteers and officials, they give their time and resources to provide recreational activites for the children and deserve your support.
Let officials conduct events without interference. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate and correct procedure in order to question the decision and teach children to do likewise.
not approach the coach or swimmers during training or warm up or competitons.
Encourage and support honest effort, skilled performance and team play with generous applause for all club
Remember children participate for their enjoyment, not yours. Don’t let your behaviour detract from their enjoyment.
Demonstrate respect for opposing swimmers and their supporters. Without them, there would be no competition.
Make new swimmers and parents feel welcome.
No smoking or drinking alcohol at junior sporting venues.
As well as complying to the above code of conduct all Committee members must:
• Act in good faith and in the best interest of the sport as a whole
• Maintain confidentiality in regard to matters discussed within the committee especially sensitive and/or
• Resolve conflicts fairly and promptly through established policies and procedures
• Do not allow prejudice, conflict of interest or bias affect your objectivity
• Do not use your position on the committee to gain advantage or preferential treatment for your child/ children direct through your own action or by influencing other committee members, coaches or officials
The team managers, club president or committee executive may deal immediately with any breaches of this code by warning offenders about their conduct and/or asking offenders to the leave the venue if required. As outlined in dispute resolution/complaints process policy the Ballarat Swimming Club Committee is responsible for imposing any longer-term consequences such as written warnings, or barring attendance at future events for a period or indefinitely.
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