Code of Conduct & Rules

Members' Code of Conduct

Swim-1st Tri Club is committed to making triathlon accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. We provide coached and group training sessions in a supportive, friendly and safe environment. As a member of Swim-1st Tri Club you are expected to abide by the following Members’ Code of Conduct:

  • Respect all participants regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, religion, political persuasion or athletic ability.
  • Show respect and consideration for the safety and welfare of others.
  • Support and encourage good sporting practice by abiding by rules and respecting coaches, referees or officials decisions.
  • Encourage and support members with training, participation and competition.
  • Communicate openly and freely with club coaches and committee members.

Club Rules

Swim-1st Tri Club is also committed to providing our members with high quality, safe training sessions that are open to all abilities. It is important as a club we project a positive image of the club to each other and the general public.

By joining the club you agree to;

  • not bring the club into disrepute.
  • abide by the British Triathlon rules and the club Code of Conduct.
  • report to a coach any known medical conditions that may affect your ability to participate in any club activity.
  • avoid any actions that may endanger other club members and to make a coach aware of any actions that might be endangering another club member.
  • be courteous at all times to pedestrians and other road and path users.
  • obey the Highway Code and respect the rules of the public highways and footpaths.
  • wear suitable clothing and protection for each of the club training sessions e.g. helmets are compulsory when riding a bike, bright coloured hats when swimming in open water and reflective clothing at night.
  • obey all rules of any event you are competing in; and
  • behave in a sportsman like way to other competitors, and accept the decisions of race officials and referees.
  • be respectful when using and commenting on social media when referring to our club, members, coaches, committee.

Violation of these rules could result in expulsion from the club.