TSWPC Club Constitution
The Club Constitution is a large document covering all aspects of the club, members and operations.
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Section 1 Name & Section 2 Objects
1.1 The name of the Club shall be Tyldesley Swimming and Water Polo Club, herein after called the Club.
2.1 The objects of the Club shall be the teaching, development and practice of swimming and water polo, the promotion of competitions and championships for its members and entry into competitions and championships at Local, County, Region, National and International level in the furtherance of these objects:
2.1.1 The Club is committed to treating everyone equally within the context of its activity and with due respect to the differences of individuals. It shall not apply nor endorse unlawful or unjustified discrimination, and shall act in compliance with the protections afforded by the Equality Act 2010.
2.1.2 The Club shall implement the ASA Equality policy. (as may be amended from time to time).
2.2 The Club shall be affiliated to the ASA North West Region and the Lancashire County Water Polo and Swimming Association and shall adopt and conform to the rules of those Associations and to such other bodies as the Club may determine from time to time.
2.3 The business and affairs of the Club shall at all times be conducted in accordance with the Laws, Regulations and Technical Rules of the ASA and in particular:
2.3.1 all competition entrants from the club shall be members of the club and all competing members shall be eligible competitors as defined in ASA Laws and Regulations
2.3.2 the Club shall in accordance with ASA Laws and Regulations adopt the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy, Regulations and Procedures; and shall recognise that the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and that all children and young people have a right to have fun, be safe and be protected from harm.
2.3.3 members of the Club shall in accordance with ASA. Laws and Regulations comply with the ASA Child Safeguarding Policy, Regulations and Procedures.
2.4 By virtue of the affiliation of the Club to the ASA North West Region the Club and all members of the Club acknowledge that they are subject to the laws, rules, regulations and constitutions of:
2.4.1 The Lancashire County Water Polo and Swimming Association; and
2.4.2 ASA North West Region; and
2.4.3 The ASA (to include the ASA/IoS Code of Ethics); and
2.4.4 British Swimming (in particular its Doping Control Rules and Protocols and Judicial Code); and
2.4.5 FINA, the world governing body for the sport of swimming in all its disciplines (together “the Governing Body Rules”).
2.5 In the event that there shall be any conflict between any rule or by-law of the Club and any of the Governing Body Rules then the relevant Governing Body Rule shall prevail.