Like all Incorporated Societies, Swimming Waikato is governed by rules and regulations.
Our updated Constitution was adopted at our 2014 Annual General Meeting and you can find that document here.
As a result of this Constitutional change, Swimming Waikato has adopted By-Laws to cover many of the key governance areas which were included in the previous Constitution, but not longer covered in the current version. You can read the By-Laws here.
Our strategic plan challenges us to continue to grow and develop the sport of swimming in the Waikato. You can read our updated Strategic Plan here.
You can read a copy of our most recent Annual Report here.
HEALTH & SAFETY
In early 2016, we engaged OSHbox to develop a Health & Safety Management Plan that allowed us to confidently manage our H&S compliance in line with the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 and any future amendments. This Plan was made available to the Clubs within our Region and also to Clubs and Regions throughout New Zealand.
You can read our ‘Health & Safety Commitment’ here.
SAFE POOL DEPTH FOR DIVING
Swimming New Zealand have adopted Swimming Australia’s guidelines around safe pool depths for diving. This guideline is available for Councils and Schools as they look at new pool builds and pool upgrades throughout New Zealand.
You can view the Position Statement here.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Our Code of Conduct is an important document which outlines the rights and responsibilities of all our members in the varied roles they play in delivering and participating in swimming in the Waikato. The purpose is to ensure that everyone involved in swimming in the region, be they swimmers, parents/guardians, coaches, technical officials, team managers, committee members or volunteers, have a positive experience through their involvement in swimming.
You can read our updated Code of Conduct here.
MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY
Swimming New Zealand requires the regional entities to adopt a Member Protection Policy which has been developed to reinforce our commitment to providing a safe environment for everyone participating in swimming in the Waikato. This Policy is to be read in conjunction with our Code of Conduct and can be found here. If disputes arise that cannot be resolved at a Club or Regional level, Swimming Waikato has adopted SNZ’s Disputes & Disciplinary Policy to assist with dispute resolution. That policy is available on the Swimming NZ website.
We will continue to develop Policies which enable our members to clearly understand the rules around the delivery of swimming in our region. Our current policies can be found below.
Keep checking back regularly because this is the page where we will upload Policies as they are developed, and amend existing policies as required.