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Codes of Conduct

Swimmers are asked to:
General behaviour 

1.    Treat all everyone with due dignity and respect. 

2. Treat everyone equally and never discriminate against another person on any grounds including that of age, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or nationality.

3. Have regard to their language: the use of inappropriate or abusive language, bullying, harassment, or physical violence will not be tolerated and could result in action being taken through Mini Swimming Co. disciplinary or child welfare policy. 

4. Display a high standard of behaviour at all times. Always report any poor behaviour by others to a member of Mini Swimming Co. staff.

5. Recognise and celebrate the good performance and success of others.
Swimming Lessons


1. Treat your instructor and fellow swimmers with respect.

2. Arrive in good time on poolside before the lessons starts. 

3. Take a quick shower before entering the water.

4. Ensure you have all your equipment with you, i.e. paddles; kick boards, hats, goggles etc. 

5. If you need to leave the pool for any reason during training inform your instructor before doing so. 

6. Listen to what your instructor is telling you at all times and obey instructions given. 

7. Do not pull on the ropes as this may injure other swimmers. 

8. Think about what you are doing during lesson and if you have any problems discuss them with your instructor.

9. If you have any problems with the behaviour of a fellow swimmer report them at the time to an appropriate adult.



The Instructor must: 

1. Establish and maintain STA membership.

2. Provide proof they have completed the STA’s Safeguarding Programme

3. At all times adhere to the STA and ASA Code of Ethics, Rules and Regulations. 

4. At all times adhere to Mini Swimming Co.’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. 

5. Put the well-being, health and safety of swimmers above all considerations including developing performance. 

6. Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance. 

7. Treat all swimmers with respect and dignity, value their worth and treat everyone equally, recognising their needs and abilities within the context of their sport. 

8. Develop an appropriate working relationship with swimmers based on mutual trust and respect. 

9. Always place the well-being, health and safety of swimmers above all other considerations, including developing performance. 

10. Always ensure that all teaching is appropriate for the age, ability and experience of the individual swimmer. 

11. Be fair and equal. 

12. Never exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward. In particular, instructors must not use their position to establish or pursue a sexual or improper relationship with a swimmer or someone close to them. 

13. Encourage and guide swimmers to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance. 

14. Continue to seek and maintain their own professional development in all areas in relation to and teaching children. 

15. Treat all information of a personal nature about individual swimmers as confidential, except in circumstances where to do so will allow the child to be placed at risk of harm or continue to be at risk of harm. 

16. Encourage all swimmers to obey the spirit of the rules and regulations both in and out of the pool. 

17. Co-operate fully with other specialists, parents and professionals in the best interests of the swimmer. 

18. Never encourage or condone swimmers, volunteers, officials or parents to violate the rules of Mini Swimming Co. and report any violations appropriately. 

19. Refer all concerns of a child safeguarding nature in line with the procedures detailed in Mini Swimming Co. Safeguarding Policy. 


Parents are expected to: 


1. Complete and return the Medical Information Form as requested by the Mini Swimming Co. and detail any health conditions / concerns relevant to your child on the consent form. Any changes in the state of your child’s health should be reported to the swimming instructor prior to the session.  Ensure the Mini Swimming Co. has up to date contact details for you and any alternative responsible adult. 

2. Deliver and collect your child punctually to and from each session. Please inform the Mini Swimming Co. promptly if your child is unable to attend. 

3. Ensure your child is properly and adequately attired for their session including, all required equipment, i.e. hats, goggles etc.  

4. Encourage your child to obey rules and teach them that they can only do their best. 

5. Behave responsibly as a spectator and treat other swimmers, instructors, Mini Swimming Co. staff and parents with due respect.

6. Ensure you do not use inappropriate language within Mini Swimming Co. 

7. Show appreciation and support your child and others. 

8. Support Mini Swimming Co. instructors and staff appropriately and raise any concerns you have in an appropriate manner. Mini Swimming Co. Welfare Officer is Danielle Dickinson.

9. Do not enter the poolside area unless requested to do so or in an emergency. 

10. Most of all, help your child enjoy the sport and achieve to the best of their ability. 


The company will undertake to: 

1. Inform you at once if your child is ill and ensure their wellbeing 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. 


The parent has a right to: 

1. Make a complaint to the company if they feel the Mini Swimming Co. or a member of staff has not acted appropriately. Details of how to do this can be obtained from the Mini Swimming Co. Welfare Officer, Danielle Dickinson 

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