Responsibility of Members
It is the responsibility of all club members to become familiar with and adhere to the rules and responsibilities of the Casuarina Storm Swimming Club Inc.
Our club is a non-profit organisation and relies heavily on the support of its members and parent volunteers.
Responsibilities of members include:
1. Committee Membership – The Committee is comprised of adult club members who have been nominated and elected to serve the membership. All adult members are eligible for the Committee and nomination forms are available prior to the AGM. The parents of each family should consider serving as a Committee member some time during their club membership. Committee meetings are generally held once a month. It is essential for as many families as possible to contribute to the decisions of the club so, if you have any issues you wish to put to the Committee please email the Club Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that the club caters for the needs of all swimmers.
2. Fund Raising Participation – As part of the membership of Casuarina Storm Swimming Club, every family is asked to participate in the various fundraising efforts of the club. This is essential to pay expenses and obligations not covered by fees.
3. Train and volunteer as an Official for Swimming NT Meets – All parents have the opportunity to train and volunteer as an official for Swimming NT Meets. There are many jobs you could do; timekeeper, marshal, starter, judge of turns/strokes, etc. Swimming NT regularly sends emails requesting parents to help out. Training is provided. It is a great way to learn more about how Meets are run and to learn on the job with training provided by Swimming NT. Speak to your Club committee if you are interested or email Swimming NT directly email@example.com.
4. Casuarina Storm endorses the Play by the Rules initiative. Parents are asked to familiarise themselves with the principles of the Play by the Rules initiative at www.playbytherules.net.au. The initiative aims to create a safe, fair and inclusive culture across sport and recreation. It provides information, resources, online training and promotional campaigns for sporting clubs.
5. Parental Assistance is required at:
All meets and especially at meets hosted by Casuarina Storm (we will notify you of these in advance).
Club nights (If you are new to the club, please introduce yourself to a committee member and he/she will be able to sit with you and show you what to).
Fundraising events such as BBQ’s, car washes during the season.
By joining Casuarina Storm Swimming Club you have agreed to abide by the rules, regulations and policies of the Club, Swimming Northern Territory Inc (SNTI) and Swimming Australia (SAL).
Casuarina Storm endorses the Swimming Australia National Integrity Framework which is available in full on the Swimming Australia website.
Please Note: Casuarina Storm Swimming Club may use club member names and images for publicity, which may include, but is not limited to, Media, Club Newsletters and publishing of results from swim meets etc. If you have any objection regarding this matter, please notify the Club Secretary in writing as soon as possible.
Parent/Guardian: Codes Of Conduct
Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
Never ridicule or yell at a child for making mistakes or not performing well.
Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
Show appreciation for coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.
Coaches should not be interrupted during training. If parents need to speak to the coach, please arrange a suitable time to discuss your concerns. Please allow the coach to do the coaching.
Parents should ensure that their children are properly supervised before and after squad training.
Always adhere to the policies, procedures and guidelines of Casuarina Storm as outlined in the handbook and constitution.
The Club Committee reserves the right to exclude any member from participating in any club function if they feel that said person has behaved in an inappropriate manner that would be detrimental to the integrity of the Casuarina Storm Swimming Club.
Coach: Codes Of Conduct
The coach will always make decisions based on the best interest of the swimmer.
The coach will be honest and open in all dealings with swimmers and their parents.
The coach will reject the use of performance-enhancing drugs by the swimmer.
Be a resource to all swimmers and coaches seeking to develop their sporting potential.
Recognise individual differences in swimmers and always think of the swimmers long-term best interest.
Lead by example, teach and practice co-operation, self-discipline, self-motivation and proper attitudes toward sport.
Keep abreast of the latest scientific information in the field of swimming and physical conditioning and be able to implement these findings into programs to best help the swimmers.
Realise that swimmers are students and support their educational goals.
Assure that training practices and the training environment provide every measure of safety for all swimmers and be aware of conditions that may lead to swimmers harm. Report any such conditions so that correction, treatment or modification can be made.
Be committed to quality in providing services to swimmers through instruction and supervision.
Use consistent and fair criteria when dealing with swimmer selection.
Maintain an uncompromising adherence to standards, rules, professional conduct and etiquette. Teach swimmers to understand and adhere to these principles.
Be responsible for upholding organisational/institutional policies with regard to establishing and conducting a quality swimming program.
Maintain professional communication with support personnel who may be working with your swimmers.
Treat swimmers and parents, swimming officials and administrators with respect, equality, and courtesy.
Competitor: Codes Of Conduct
Participate for your OWN enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents or coaches.
Never argue with an official. Always use the appropriate rules and guidelines to resolve a dispute. Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.
Support your team. Cheer for other Casuarina Storm swimmers. It is important that we generate enthusiasm at meets and keep up the good team spirit. Meets are more fun if you become involved.
Be a good sport. Applaud all good performances whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
Work equally hard for yourself and your team. You will benefit and so will your team.
Treat all participants, as you would like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
Co-operate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition.
Always display appropriate behaviour whether at Club Night, carnivals or social functions. Remember you are representing your club.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
Process For Raising Issues With The Committee
If a member has an issue they would like the Committee to discuss or decide upon they must submit their request in writing/email to the Secretary or through the Casuarina Storm email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee meets once a month, so anything that is not deemed urgent by the Secretary will be brought to the next Committee meeting. More urgent issues will be processed by a delegation of executive members (Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer) as soon as possible. Any formal grievance will be responded to and a meeting called between the relevant parties within 14 days of receiving the grievance.