Both Swimming Canada and Swim Ontario believe that everyone in swimming, regardless of how they identify, has the right to feel safe and enjoy our sport at whatever level or position they participate.
Swim Ontario believes the psychological health and safety of athletes and coaches is vital to strong performances in the pool. While many participants may be comfortable seeking help for physical health issues, there may also be a stigma about seeking help for mental health issues that can prevent some people from getting the help they need.
This is a link to the Mental Health page on the Swimming Canada website. In becoming more aware of the types of mental illnesses and common signs and symptoms, one can help identify problems and help connect people to appropriate supports.
Swim Ontario is committed to providing fun, healthy, inclusive and safe environments, free of abuse, harassment and bullying. Below are a number of resources to help clubs and organizations foster abuse, harassment and bully free environments.
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Swim Ontario is an inclusive organization and welcomes full participation of all individuals in our programs and activities, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability. Swim Ontario encourages participation in the sport of swimming and will ensure that equity, diversity and inclusion are key considerations when developing, updating or delivering Swim Ontario policies and programs
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Swim Ontario is committed to providing a safe, ethical, and positive environment within its programs, activities and events. All individuals and members registered with Swim Ontario are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the values of Swim Ontario that include fairness, integrity, open communication and mutual respect. Conduct that violates the Swim Ontario bylaws, policies, procedures and comprehensive code of conduct and ethics may be subject to discipline and sanctions pursuant to this Procedure. This Procedure provides Individuals with a fair and expedient process to address alleged infractions.
Swim Ontario is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect. Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the values of Swim Ontario that include fairness, integrity, open communication and mutual respect.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct and Ethics procedure is to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all participants, by making all individuals aware that there is an expectation of behaviour consistent with the values of Swim Ontario.
Conduct that violates this procedure may be subject to sanctions pursuant to Swim Ontario’s Complaint Dispute and Appeals Procedure