Club Policies

Listed here are information on Club Policies and other similar documentation.

Mission Statement       Equity Policy       Code of Conduct     Child Protection    Other Policies

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the teaching, development and practice of competitive swimming in the South Essex area.  

We aim to achieve this by providing:

Club Equity Policy Statement

The Club is committed to treat everyone equally within the context of their activity, regardless of sex, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or political persuasion.

The Club will seek to ensure that equity as stated in below is incorporated in all aspects of its activities and also recognises and adopts the Sport England definition of Sports Equity:

Sports Equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognizing inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.

The Club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All Club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.  The Club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to the club disciplinary procedures.

Link to Swim 21 Equity Policy

Code of Conduct

These documents contain details of the code of conduct to which all club members are expected to conform whilst participating in, or associated with, the activities of Basildon & Phoenix swimming club.  

Swimmers Code of Conduct   Parents Code of Conduct  See also our Anti-Bullying policy.  

Members of the ASA should also be aware that they are bound by the terms of the ASA Code of Ethics and the ASA code of Conduct, a copy of which can be found on the ASA website:

Child Protection Policy & Guidelines

This document contains the club Child Protection policy together with Good Practice guidelines.  We also adopt and apply Child protection procedures as issued by the ASA governing body under Wavepower.

With the advent of camera phones and social media the club have provided some guidelines to relating to use of cameras and social media sites.  See our Photography and Social Media Protocol.

A useful reference on this site is the ASA Parent’s Guide to Twitter.  This includes information on how to set up and protect you and your child’s information.

If you are under 16 then the ASA ChildPower site is a place where as a young swimmer you can make your voice heard. You can talk about anything that matters to you: from the support you get from your coach, who you talk to when you’re upset, and who helps you when swimming gets challenging or difficult.

Other Policies & Procedures

Grievance Procedure - Process available to members in the event of a complaint

Expenses Policy - Basis on which expenses may be claimed by club members.

Club Kit Policy - Expectations on wearing of club kit by club members

Gala Allowance Policy - Basis on which payments may be made to pool side staff for gala support.

Recruitment and Succession Policy - How the club aims to fill volunteer and coaching positions

Pool NOPs and EAPs

Listed below are the latest Normal Operating Procedures (NOP) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for pools used by the club:

Basildon Sporting Village Pool Safety Operating Procedure  

Corringham Leisure centre - EAP  NOP Components (zip file)

Insurance Documents

Club (ASA) Insurance Policy  - For year 2016/17

Certificate of Employers Liability cover  - For year 2016/17