Shepshed Swimming Club

ASA Code of Ethics


Terms of Reference

The content of this Code of Ethics applies to all those involved within the sport of 

Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water Swimming and Synchronised Swimming.

The Code of Ethics should be read in conjunction with the ASA Codes of Conduct 

contained in Wavepower (ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures).


ASA Code of Ethics


All individuals within the ASA aquatic disciplines will at all times:

     Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, be they adult or child 

treating everyone equally within the context of the sport.

 Respect the spirit of the sport adhering to the rules and laws in and out of the 

pool, incorporating the concept of friendship and respect for others.

 Promote the positive aspects of the sport and never condone the use of 

inappropriate or abusive language, inappropriate relationships, bullying, 

harassment, discrimination or physical violence.

 Accept responsibility for their own behaviour and encourage and guide all ASA 

members and parents of junior members to accept responsibility for their own 

behaviour and conduct.

 Ensure all concerns of a child safeguarding nature are referred in accordance 

with Wavepower (ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures).

 Conduct themselves in a manner that takes all reasonable measures to protect 

their own safety and the safety of others.

 Promote the reputation of the sport and never behave or encourage or condone 

others to behave in a manner that is liable to bring the sport into disrepute.

 Adhere to Wavepower the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

 Adhere to the ASA Anti-Doping Rules.

 Adhere to the ASA Equity Policy.

 Adhere to the ASA Laws and Regulations.

 Adhere to the ASA Codes of Conduct.