Code of Ethics
The A.S.A. has recently revised its Code of Ethics. The previous version (Code of Ethics 2000 Revision) has now been superseded by the below version. The changes came into force 30 days from publishing on the A.S.A. website, which means from Saturday 20th February 2010.
The new Code of Ethics is a general “umbrella” code and is supplemented by other documents, including the ASA Codes of Conduct for the following:
Coaches and teachers; and
Committee members, officials and volunteers who work directly with children.
These Codes of Conduct can be found in Wavepower 2009/11 under section 2. All documents referred to in the Code of Ethics are readily available on the Swim England website. (Please note that the A.S.A. adopts the anti doping rules of British Swimming; this document is also available on the website
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.