Pool side staff

  • Put the well-being, health and safety of members above all considerations including developing performance.
  • At all times adhere to the Swim England's Code of Ethics, Rules and Laws and Safeguarding policy and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Always ensure that all teaching, coaching and competition programmes are appropriate for the age, ability and experience of the individual swimmer.
  • Be fair and equal in team and training squad selections.
  • Never exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward. In particular, poolside staff must not use their position to establish or pursue a sexual or improper relationship with an athlete or someone close to them.
  • Continue and seek and maintain their own professional development in all areas in relation to coaching and teaching children.
  • Encourage all swimmers to obey the spirit of the rules and laws both in and out of the pool.
  • Co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sport scientists, doctors and physiotherapists) in the best interest of the swimmer.
  • Observe the authority and the decision of the officials and only question those decisions in the appropriate manner.
  • Refer all concerns of child safeguarding nature in line with the  Swim England Wavepower Safeguarding policy.
  • You must wear the club uniform provided to all training sessions and competitions.
  • You must have sessions prepared in advance of the session.

Smoking/Vaping Policy

  • The club operates a No Smoking/Vaping Policy
  • Consumption of Alcohol is forbidden at all training sessions, travelling to, from and during competitions and events.
  • The use of medication and sport enhancing drugs in forbidden in the club.
  • British Swimming  and Swim England are governed by UK Law and will seek to ensure that its participants are committed to addressing its responsibilities under the sex discrimination act 1975, Race relations act 1976, Race relations (Amendment) Act 2000, Disability discrimination Act 1995, Human Rights Act 1998, Disability discrimination act (Amendment) 2005, Equality Act 2006.
  • All club volunteers must address this responsibility to support equality, diversity and inclusion in our sport.

Photography Policy

The following relates to photography and video images used by Burnham on Sea Swimming Club:

  • Recording images: Burnham-on-Sea Swimming Club may record at training sessions, competition and development events in which competitors participate and general images of swimmers will form part of the information the Club hold and use.
  • In addition to the purposes for general information set out above, Burnham-on-Sea Swimming Club may use these recordings and images for the purposes of education and training, swimmer analysis, performance, development, selection and event promotion. If you have any concerns with children being photographed at Burnham-on-Sea Swimming Club. Please refer to Swim England's Wavepower document and complete and supply a Refusal of Consent form to the Club Coach.

Safeguarding & Child Protection

  • Burnham-on-Sea Swimming club follows Swim England's guidelines set out in the current Wavepower and Safeguarding Swimming Handbook.
  • All volunteers working on poolside are to be DBS Cleared.
  • Volunteers in the club are also required to complete a Swim England Safeguarding course and be registered as Club Support members of the club.

If you have any questions regarding welfare issues in the club, please speak to either of the Welfare Officers.