April 2016

These rules may be amended from time to time at the discretion of the committee. All changes will be publicised to members.


        1. Members agree not to bring the Club into disrepute.
        2. Members agree to abide by these rules and the Club’s Code of Conduct (Annex A to these rules) as a condition of membership
        3. Members must abide by the rules and articles of British Triathlon.

Parents and Carers

All Parents and Carers of Club junior members agree to abide by the Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers (Annex C to these rules) as a condition of membership.

Training (Club Organised Activities)


          1. The local swimming pool rules must be adhered to.
          2. Members must not enter water until appropriate number of lifeguards is in place for all swim sessions.
          3. 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.
          4. Members must not swim in prohibited areas.


          1. Helmets must be worn and meet ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B90, EN 1078 or equivalent standard.
          2. Cyclists must obey the Highway Code.
          3. Cyclists must be courteous to other road users.


Members must have due regard for, and be courteous to, pedestrians, dog walkers and other legitimate users of foot paths, roads and bridleways, and any other users of the land.


          1. Members must obey all rules relating to the event they are competing in and compete in a sportsmanlike manner.
          2. Members who compete in Club races must attend the race briefing and abide by any additional requirements introduced by the race organiser.
          3. Members who compete in Club competitions are expected to observe the rules above for each discipline as if it were a training session, in particular adherence to the Highway Code and respect for other road and path users, and to compete with due care for their own safety and those of the public.
          4. Members who compete in Club competitions agree to volunteer in at least one club organised event during that calendar year.
          5. All officials and volunteers of Club events agree to abide by the Triathlon England Code of Conduct for Club/Event Officials and Volunteers (Annex B to these rules)
Annex A to Club Rules


April 2016



is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with any member of the Club Committee.

As a member of FARNHAM TRIATHLON CLUB you are expected to abide by the following members’ code of conduct:

        1. All members must play within the rules and respect coaches, Club and race officials and their decisions.

        2. All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

        3. Members should keep to the agreed timings for training sessions and competitions or inform their coach if they are going to be late.

        4. Members must support and encourage good practice and correct actions at all times.

        5. Members must wear suitable kit for training sessions as agreed with the coach.

        6. Members are expected to pay with the required number of tokens before the start of each session and race.

        7. Members are not allowed to smoke whilst representing the club.

        8. Members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind whilst representing the club.

        9. Members are encouraged to communicate with coaches, Club officials and all other Club members.

Annex B to Club Rules