Club Policies

Our Club Policies and Commitment to High Standards

As part of our commitment to high standards of governance required by Swim England, Ascot Royals is focused on creating an inclusive and positive club environment, in which members, volunteers and swimmers alike, can prosper.

To facilitate this process the swimming club has formulated a number of important policies and statements below, to help define and clarify its procedures.

Child Protection and Welfare

The safety and welfare of all swimmers within the club is the primary consideration of all coaching staff and the committee. The club has a dedicated Child Welfare Officer with the necessary skills and training, who will act confidentially as an adviser and give help to any swimmers or parents.

Ascot Royals will ensure all those persons who work with children in the club have undertaken the appropriate training and relevant DBS checks and adhere to the required practices for safeguarding children as outlined by Swim England’s ‘Wavepower’ advisory guidance.


Ascot Royals 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.

Ascot Royals will ensure that equity as stated in the club rules 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 the sport to ensure it becomes accessible to everyone in society.

Ascot Royals 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.

Club Code of Conduct

Be a good ambassador for the club

At all times behave in a decent and respectful manner to other swimmers, parents and coaches

Report anything immediately that may affect your safety or that of others

Do not endanger the health and safety of others

Safeguard and respect the pool equipment and facilities

To give your best at all times, in training and competition

Swimmers, parents and coaches agree to follow the Code of Ethics as laid down by Swim England

Social Media

Guidance on the use of social networking, informed by Swim England's 'Wavepower' Document.