Club Rules

Swimmers Code of Conduct

All swimmers attending training (land or pool) or in a competition are under the responsibility and control of the coach present and must follow instructions given.



Attendance at all appropriate training sessions is expected unless agreed with the coach.


Advise the coach of non attendance.


Swimmers should be on poolside at least 10 minutes prior to the start of training, and this time used to prepare for the session


Any swimmer with an injury that excludes them from any aspect of training, must ensure that they make the coach aware at the beginning of the session.



Land training is an integral part of the training programme and swimmers are expected to attend and to paticipate in this aspect of training.


Arrive promptly for training with the appropriate kit.


Swimmers may only swim in the correct training session for their own squad unless coach approval has been given to attend otherwise.


Training kit - swimmers are required to purchase their own equipment (pullbouy, kickboard, flippers, small paddles, meshbag, water bottle, extra goggles and extra cap). The club can supply branded kit in some cases and these can be bought through the club shop.



Be on poolside and report to a club coach 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the warm up.


Swimmers should be respectful of any decision made by officials and lifeguards. The Club coaches are responsible for all official protests.


All swimmers must stay in the confines of the competition area. If you need to leave the team area you must ask for permission from a coach.


Good sportsmanship must be shown at all times.


All litter must be tidied up.


We do not stress 'winning' but 'participation' and learning from the competitive experience.



Personal Appearance at Competitions

Club clothing should be worn at all competitions


Phoenix Acquatics caps must be worn when representing the club


For medal presentations, Club shirts must be worn



Additional Competition Information

The swimmers' coach will enter the swimmer for events they feel are important for the swimmer.


The Club will fund the cost of making the entry upfront and the swimmer will be billed afterwards.


The competition calendar will be circulated two months in advance of events, and parents/swimmers should let the Entries Co-ordinator know as soon as possible prior to the deadline, if they are not available for competitions. Failure to do so withing the time frame will incur the entry cost as substitutions are often not allowed. 



General Behaviour and Personal Conduct

Swimmers must, at all times, show courtesy, sportsmanship and be respectful to all parties.  We do not allow children to leave poolside or changing facilities untidy.


Language must always be appropriate and socially acceptable.


Foul language and name calling are not acceptable. Bullying will not be tolerated and may on occasion result in a swimmer being removed from the club.


Behaviour and personal conduct must be of a high standard at all times. Any other behaviour is unacceptable.


Coaches are not responsible for lost property at training sessions or at competitions. We suggest that all personal items are marked, named and easily identified.



Sanctions & Complaints

In the event that a swimmer wilfully disobeys or undermines the authority of any coach, disciplinary action will be taken against the swimmer.


A grievance can be raised by anyone against a club member in relation to any comments, conduct, gestures, which are considered by them to be insulting, intimidating, humiliating or malicious in any way. This includes, but is not limited to;


  • Written or verbal abuse
  • Physical assault
  • Unwelcome remarks, jokes, taunting or innuendo


In the first instance parents should contact a committee member and/or a coach who will then request a written notification of their complaint.


If deemed necessary the Committee will ask the parent to attend a special meeting to discuss the grievance.


The Club cannot accept responsibility for swimmers outside Club activities. 




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