The safety of children and young people in our sport is paramount. We want swimming to be fun, enjoyable and safe for all. All of us in the Australian swimming community have a role to play in ensuring we keep our proud sport as safe and enjoyable as possible. 

The Safe Sport Framework (SSF) confirms the shared responsibility we all have for keeping each other safe in swimming—children and adults alike. The Safe Sport Framework: 

  1. Specifically commits to keeping our Children and Young people safe in swimming 
  2. Clarifies and raises the standards of behaviour for dealing with Children and Young People through a new “Codes of Conduct for dealing with Children and Young People” 
  3. Consolidates previous role-specific Codes of Conduct into one General Code of Conduct 
  4. Strengthens and clarifies processes and procedures when safe sport concerns or incidents arise 
  5. Requires more rigorous recruitment and screening procedures as well as reporting by all organisations in swimming and 
  6. Provides guidance, advice, tips and tools to assist us to keep each other and our sport safe. 


The Safe Sport Framework is a comprehensive policy and procedures document that details our shared responsibilities for protecting children and members’ welfare. Swimming Australia’s Safe Sport Framework can be accessed by clicking on the links below 

Part 1: Introduction 

Part 2: Our Child Protection Commitment Statement 

Part 3: Our Codes of Conduct 

Part 4: Our Safe Sport Complaint Procedures.