City of Lincoln Pentaqua Swimming Club (CLP) has adopted Wavepower and Swim England’s associated policies as part of the club's commitment to safeguarding of swimmers, club members and their families within the swimming environment.

Swim England’s Code of Ethics is for all involved in the sport. In addition, on joining the club and throughout your time with CLP, you and your swimmer will be asked to review the Code of Conduct document that we ask all involved in CLP to sign up to.





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 Swim England’s Codes of Conduct contained in Wavepower (Swim England's Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedure).


Swim England’s Code of Ethics;

All individuals within Swim England’s 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 Swim England 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 (Swim England’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedure).
  • 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, Swim England’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
  • Adhere to Swim England’s Anti-Doping Rules.
  • Adhere to Swim England’s Equity Policy.
  • Adhere to Swim England’s Laws and Regulations.
  • Adhere to Swim England’s Codes of Conduct.

Swim England members should note that this is a general "umbrella" code and is supplemented by specific Swim England Codes of Conduct for swimmers, parents, club coaches, officials and officers. Copies of these are available from the club welfare officer.