Committee / Club Rules

White Oak Swimming Club Rules

1. Name

1.1 The name of the Club shall be White Oak Swimming Club.


2. Objects

2.1 The objects of the Club shall be the teaching, development and practice of swimming & diving for its members In the furtherance of these objects:

2.1.1 The Club is committed to treat everyone equally within the context of its activity. This shall be, for example, regardless of sex, ethnic origin, religion, disability or political persuasion, on any grounds.

2.1.2 The Club shall implement the A.S.A. Equal Opportunities policy

2.2 The Club shall be affiliated to ASA South East Region, and shall adopt and conform to the rules of this Association, and to such other bodies as the Club may determine from time to time.

2.3 The business and affairs of the Club shall at all times be conducted in accordance with the Laws and Technical Rules of the Amateur Swimming Association (“ASA Laws”) and in particular:

2.3.1 all competing members shall be eligible competitors as defined in ASA Laws; and

2.3.2 the Club shall in accordance with ASA Laws adopt the ASA Child Protection Procedures; and shall recognise that the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and that all children and young people have a right to have fun, be safe and be protected from harm.

2.3.3 members of the Club shall in accordance with ASA Laws comply with the ASA Child Protection Procedures.

2.4 By virtue of the affiliation of the Club to ASA South East Region, the Club and all members of the Club acknowledge that they are subject to the laws, rules and constitutions of:

2.4.1 ASA South East Region and Kent County Amateur Swimming Association; and

2.4.2 the Amateur Swimming Association; (to include the ASA/IOS Code of Ethics); and

2.4.3 British Swimming (to include in particular its Doping Control Rules and Protocols and Disciplinary Code); and

2.4.4 FINA, the world governing body for the sport of swimming in all its disciplines (together “the Governing Body Rules”)

2.5 In the event that there shall be any conflict between any rule or by-law of the Club and any of the Governing Body Rules then the relevant Governing Body Rule shall prevail.


3. Membership

3.1 The total membership of the Club shall not normally be limited. If however the Committee considers that there is a good reason to impose any limit from time to time then the Committee shall put forward appropriate proposals for consideration at a General Meeting of the Club. The members shall have the right to impose and remove from time to time any limits on total membership or any category of membership of the Club.

All persons who assist in any way with the club’s activities shall become members of the club and hence of the A.S.A. and the relevant A.S.A. membership fee shall be paid. Assisting with the club’s activities shall include, but not be restricted to, administrators, associate members, voluntary instructors, teachers and coaches, Committee members, helpers, Honorary members, life members, officers, patrons, Presidents, technical and non-technical officials, temporary members, Vice Presidents and verifiers or tutors of the A.S.A’s educational certificates.

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