Athlete Code of Conduct

✔ Play by the rules; 

✔ Not argue with an official and always use the appropriate rules and guidelines to resolve a dispute; 

✔ Control his or her temper; 

✔ Not verbally abuse or sledge officials or other Athletes; 

✔ Not deliberately provoke, bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor; Work equally hard for him or herself and their team; 

✔ Be a good sport and applaud all good performances whether they are made by his or her team or the opposition; 

✔ Treat all participants in the sport as the Athlete would like to be treated; 

✔ Cooperate with his or her coach, team mates and opponents; 

✔ Participate for his or her own enjoyment and benefit and not just to please parents and coaches; and 

✔ Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Statement of Commitment

Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club Inc. is committed to the health, safety and general well-being of all its members.  The organisation is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our members and of service providers participating in our activities.

Sport in Australia is held as a positive influence that enriches the lives of all who are involved.  As Australians, we greatly value this essence of sport in our culture and our community, and we all have the right to enjoy our sport, at whichever level we participate.  This Policy is an essential part of our organisation’s proactive and preventative approach to tackling inappropriate behaviour relating to children. 

As a sport, we are proud to lead the way in ensuring safe and harassment-free sport for all of our competitors, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers and supporters. 

Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club Inc. believes that the welfare and protection of children is the responsibility of each individual and organisation within the swimming community.  Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club Inc.  recognises that everyone has a part to play in looking after children with whom they are working, or come into contact, and we are committed to the following principles: 

  •  The child’s welfare is the first and foremost consideration
  • All children have the right to be protected from abuse  

It is our commitment to ensure that everyone associated with Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club Inc. complies with the Child Welfare Policy and the guiding principles of child welfare.

For the full documentation of the Swimming Australia Child Welfare Policy you can download the files below:
Code of Conduct

✔ Remember that children should participate in sport for their enjoyment and not of the enjoyment of parents or guardians; 

✔ Encourage children to participate but will not force them; 

✔ Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing; 

✔ Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence; 

✔ Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition; 

✔ Remember that children learn best by example; 

✔ Appreciate good performances and skills by all participants; 

✔ Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities; 

✔ Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise; 

✔ Show appreciation for coaches, officials and administrators as without them children could not participate; 

✔ Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.


Swimming Australia Codes of Conduct 2014

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Swimming Australia Child Welfare Policy - General Information & Procedures

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Swimming Australia Child Welfare Policy

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