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DDRSA - General Standards of Behaviour for all Participants


DDRSA is committed to providing a safe environment for participation for everyone in swimming. Aggressive, threatening or other inappropriate behaviour by members, their families, their friends, and other sporting personnel will not be tolerated.

Inappropriate behaviours are outlined in Swimming Australia's Safe Sport Framework and can include:


  • using bad language

  • harassing or ridiculing  by swimmers, coaches, officials or other spectators directed towards other swimmers, coaches, officials or spectators

  • making racist, religious, sexist or other inappropriate comments to swimmers, coaches, officials or other spectators

  • any threatening behaviour or physical altercation between spectators and swimmers, coaches, officials or other spectators.

  • putting undue pressure on children, berating them or putting down their performance


What we ask you to do

  • Help create a positive atmosphere for swimmers, coaches, officials and other spectators by showing respect for swimmers, coaches, officials and other spectators.

  • Abide by Swimming Australia's Code of Conduct and refrain from using bad language, harassing or ridiculing others or behaving in a threatening or violent manner.

  • If you are aware of inappropriate spectator behaviour and you feel confident to do so, speak with the person and ask them to stop. If there is a technical official or committee member present, ask for their assistance.

  • Report any inappropriate spectator behaviour to a club committee member or someone in a position of authority.

  • Call the police or a club committee member if you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others.

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