Policy 5: Swimmers Code of Conduct

Bo’ness Amateur Swimming Club (BASC) is committed to creating a positive environment for all participants.

It is expected, therefore, that swimmers should:

  • Behave with respect to others including coaches, officials, poolside staff and other swimmers
  • Refrain from inappropriate conduct towards others including physical, verbal, written or emotional, in person or through use of social media platforms
  • Arrive poolside five to ten minutes prior to the start of the session with the appropriate kit ready to train
  • Encourage and support team-mates in all club related situations
  • Treat all BASC and Council property with the utmost respect and avoid horseplay around the changing rooms/ village
  • Display a positive attitude and show commitment and responsibility for your development, attempting all tasks set by the coach to the best of your ability
  • Always behave in an appropriate manner whilst in the changing room, poolside/land training and whilst representing the Club at competitions
  • Speak to the coach before and after each race, at competition, in order to obtain advice and feedback on their swim
  • Wear their Club kit, including Club Cap when representing the Club in competition
  • Use lockers in changing room where provided
  • Read and agree to abide by the Club Mobile Phone Policy

In addition, it is expected that swimmers will follow pool discipline:

  • Follow coach’s direction at all times
  • Swim clockwise/ anti-clockwise in line with lane etiquette unless informed otherwise by the coach
  • Allow a safe distance between other swimmers and take the appropriate rest intervals
  • Allow other swimmers to complete full lengths and execute correct finishes
  • Ensure that lane order is observed and that the fastest swimmer is setting off first, unless told otherwise by squad coach
  • When overtaking other swimmers ensure that the move is started and completed in between the flags
  • Only enter the pool when instructed to by the lifeguard
  • Only dive when supervised and instructed to do so by the coach


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