Maccabi Aquatics – Teacher and Coach Code of Conduct
This code of conduct guides the expected behaviour of teaches and coaches when engaging with participants of the Maccabi Aquatics programs.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land on which Maccabi Aquatics operates. We thank Elders past, present and emerging for guarding the country and for reminding us of the importance to tread lightly.
We recognise that the safety of children and young people in our sport is paramount. In order to safeguard children and ensure their welfare, we will abide by Maccabi Aquatics’ Integrity Policy Framework. We immediately report any breaches of the Integrity Policy Framework to the appropriate authority or responsible person.
We ensure that any physical contact with others is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the swimmer’s skill development and in accordance with Maccabi Aquatics’ Integrity Policy Framework.
We respect and value the rights, dignity and worth of all individuals in dealings connected with the Maccabi Aquatics swimming environment. We acknowledge that racism or discrimination of any sort will not be tolerated.
We do not engage in any form of abuse, intimidation, harassment, vilification or discrimination towards any swimmer, parent or staff member.
We are responsible and approachable to parents on matters concerning the teaching, coaching, training and development of individual swimmers.
We provide leadership to help each swimmer reach their potential by respecting the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person, and compliment and encourage with positive support and feedback.
We model and encourage honesty and fairness as the basis of decisions and ensure that decisions relating to swimmer development are made without bias and can be justified in an objective and reasonable manner.
We maintain a sound working knowledge of Maccabi Aquatics’ policies, rules and teaching/coaching techniques.
We actively engage with parents and foster a climate of mutual support and respect.
We take responsibility for ensuring that swimmers utilise facilities and equipment in accordance with the expectations and requirements of those facilities.