These rules may be amended from time to time at the discretion of the Committee. All changes will be publicised to members. Serious disregard or breaches of these rules reported to the Committee may result in the offending member being expelled from the Club.

General

  • Members agree not to bring the Club into disrepute
  • Members agree upon and have signed a Code of Conduct (This is also assumed by ticking the box when signing up online)
  • Members must abide by the rules and articles of British Triathlon
  • Members must understand the risks involved in participating in races and training sessions run by or in conjunction with the Greenwich Tritons Triathlon Club and hereby agree to train and race entirely at their own risk.
  • Members must agree, to the extent permitted by law, that they shall not hold any coach, the Greenwich Tritons Triathlon Club, or any member of the club responsible for any injury, loss or illness incurred to their person or property during or as a result of participation in races and training sessions run by or in conjunction with the Greenwich Tritons Triathlon Club howsoever caused whether by negligence or otherwise.

 

Training (Club organised activities) 

Swimming

  • The local swimming pool rules must be adhered to
  • Members must not enter water until coaches and/or lifeguards are in place for all swim sessions
  • In open water members must make themselves aware of all specific dangers relating to the chosen location. Members must take their own appropriate safety precautions, and ensure reasonable safety cover is in place
  • Members must not swim in prohibited areas 

Cycling

  • Helmets must be worn
  • No TT bikes or Tri bars on a group ride
  • Cyclists must obey the Highway Code
  • Cyclists must be courteous to other road users. 

Running

  • Members must have due regard for pedestrians and other legitimate users of foot paths, roads, trails and bridleways.

 

Competition

  • Members must obey all rules relating to the event they are competing in and compete in a sportsman-like manner.

 

Club Events

  • Members are expected to make every effort to help with events organised by the Club.

 

Equity Policy

  • This club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity: Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
  • The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
  • The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
  • All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
  • The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures

 

Code of Conduct

Greenwich Tritons is a club committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of behaviour and conduct at all Triathlon, Duathlon and related sport events and training.

This ‘Code of Conduct’ summarizes the essence of ethical conduct and practice within Triathlon. This applies not only to members’ general conduct, but also to Club Officials and any members who are involved in the organization of events or training on behalf of the club.

All individuals have a responsibility to act with integrity, in accordance with the standards set by British Triathlon. Any discriminatory, offensive or violent behaviour is unacceptable and complaints will be acted upon in accordance with the club disciplinary policy.

Code of Conduct

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, within the context of the sport.
  • Treat everyone equally and sensitively, without discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Encourage members to be aware of British Triathlon rules and compete within them.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgments and abide by their instructions, providing they do not contradict the spirit of this code.
  • Use correct and proper language and behave with respect and courtesy to other club members, opponents and outside parties at all times. This includes personal contact and that online or via any other form of communication
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteers, coaches, race officials and event organisers it is their time and dedication that keeps the sport alive.
  • Play within the rules and respect race officials and their decisions
  • Respect opponents.
  • Wear and use suitable kit and equipment – for training and events
  • Pay any fees for training or events promptly.
     

Conduct of Members whilst operating in a Race Official or Volunteering capacity

All members must:

  • Treat everyone equally and sensitively regardless of their age, gender, ethnic origin, cultural background, sexual orientation, religion or political affiliation.
  • Accept the special role that you have to play in the establishment of standards by setting a good example of behaviour and conduct at all times.
  • Refrain from manipulating the rules in order to benefit yourself personally or your club and from attempting to influence the result of a competition by any actions that are not strictly within the rules of the sport.
  • Encourage participants and instructors/coaches to abide by the rules and spirit of the sport.
  • Refrain from using foul, sexist or racist language.
  • Use your official position to take action against spectators who harass abuse or use foul, sexist or racist language towards participants, officials, instructors/coaches.
  • Ensure that proper supervision is provided with suitably qualified instructors/coaches and officials who are capable of promoting good sporting behaviour and technical skills.
  • Ensure all equipment and facilities meet safety standards.
  • Respect the rights of other clubs.
  • Show respect to officials, instructors/coaches, participants and others involved in the sport.
  • Downplay the importance of winning; remember sport is enjoyed for its own sake.
  • Have regard to the best interest of the sport, including where publicly expressing an opinion on the competition or any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the competition.
  • Resist illegal or unsporting influences, including banned substances and techniques.
  • Promote ethical principles.
  • Accept the decisions of the officials without protest.
  • Avoid using words or actions which may mislead an official.
     

Appendix 4 C BRITISH TRIATHLON

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CLUB OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS

Officials and Volunteers

  • Must treat everyone equally and sensitively regardless of their age, gender, ethnic origin, cultural background, sexual orientation, religion or political affiliation.
  • Accept the special role that you have to play in the establishment of standards by setting a good example of behaviour and conduct at all times.
  • Refrain from manipulating the rules in order to benefit yourself personally or your club and from attempting to influence the result of a competition by any actions that are not strictly within the rules of the sport.
  • Encourage participants and instructors/coaches to abide by the rules and spirit of the sport.
  • Refrain from using foul, sexist or racist language.
  • Use your official position to take action against spectators who harass abuse or use foul, sexist or racist language towards participants, officials, instructors/coaches.
  • Ensure that proper supervision is provided with suitably qualified instructors/coaches and officials who are capable of promoting good sporting behaviour and technical skills.
  • Ensure all equipment and facilities meet safety standards.
  • Respect the rights of other clubs.
  • Show respect to officials, instructors/coaches, participants and others involved in the sport.
  • Downplay the importance of winning; remember sport is enjoyed for its own sake.
  • Have regard to the best interest of the sport, including where publicly expressing an opinion on the competition or any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the competition.
  • Resist illegal or unsporting influences, including banned substances and techniques.
  • Promote ethical principles.
  • Accept the decisions of the officials without protest.
  • Avoid using words or actions which may mislead an official.
  • All such individuals have a responsibility to act with integrity, in accordance with the standards set by British Triathlon. Any discriminatory, offensive and violent behaviour is unacceptable and complaints will be acted upon under the procedures of our Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy.