Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Chippenham Triathlon is committed to making triathlon accessible to everyone regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.  This code sets out what our club will try and 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, meeting good practice guidelines.
  • Provide a range of training and development opportunities for all abilities, promoting equality and diversity (and thereby we are fully committed to the BTF Policy for Equality and Diversity).
  • 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.
  • Promote clean sport, in alignment with BTF’s Anti-Doping policy.

All members (including Parents of Junior athletes) shall;

  • Abide by the Club Constitution and Code of Conduct laid down by Chippenham Triathlon Club.
  • Respect all participants regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, religion or athletic ability.
  • Support and encourage good sporting practice 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.

Club Rules

By joining the club you agree to:

  • Not bring the club into disrepute.
  • Abide by the British Triathlon rules and 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 Highway Code and respect the rules of the public highways and footpaths.
  • Wear suitable clothing and protection for each club training session – e.g. helmets on a bike, brightly coloured hat for open water swimming, reflective clothing at night.
  • Pay for any fees for training and events before taking part.
  • Not consume non-medication drugs of any kind and comply with Anti-Doping rules whilst representing the club.