CODE OF CONDUCT
Torbay Tri Club is committed to making triathlon accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. This code sets out what the Club will try to do for you and what you can do for the Club. The Club and its representatives will endeavour to:
- Commit to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.
- Ensure activities are safe, inclusive, legal and fair and meet good practice guidelines.
- Provide a range of training and development opportunities for all abilities.
- Encourage members to be open at all times and share any concerns or complaints that they may have with the Club Welfare Officer.
- Provide opportunities for members to influence the Club’s organisation and contribute to the running of the club.
All members shall:
- Abide by the Club Constitution and Code of Conduct.
- Respect all participants regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, religion or athletic ability.
- Support and encourage good sporting practice and safety by abiding by rules, respecting coaches, referees or officials’ decisions.
- Encourage and commend fellow members in their training, competition and participation.
- Communicate openly and freely with Club Coaches and Committee Members.
- Be expected to contribute to the running of events which generate income and maintain low training fees for the Club.
By joining the Club you agree to:
- Not bring the Club into disrepute
- Abide by the British Triathlon Rules and Club Code of Conduct.
- Avoid any actions that may endanger other Club members.
- Be courteous at all times to pedestrians and other road and path users.
- Obey the rules of the public highways and footpaths and respect the Highway Code.
- Take responsibility for your own and other’s safety at all times. This includes staying within your own capability and using suitable clothing and protection for each activity:
- CYCLING: Helmets must be worn; lights fitted, in working order and used in poor lighting/visibility; reflective/bright clothing at night.
- OPEN-WATER SWIMMING: Brightly coloured swim hat; wetsuit; swim with a buddy; make sure someone on shore knows where you are and can raise the alarm if you get in trouble; be aware of changing weather and water conditions; swim within your own capability and don’t take chances – consider using a high visibility swim buoy.
- Abide by the safety instructions given by coaches during training sessions.
- Pay any fees for training and events before taking part.
- Not consume non medication drugs at any kind of venue whilst representing the Club.