Wellbeing & Protection

Scottish Swimming is committed to promoting the wellbeing of athletes within our sport to allow them to enjoy a positive experience of swimming and to encourage lifetime participation.

We are also committed to providing continuous support, training and guidance to our volunteers and staff within this area. Remember it's not just the athletes that we want to protect it is ourselves too, and common sense should prevail.

It is a constitutional requirement for clubs to appoint a Wellbeing & Protection Officer (WPO). The WPO is our main point of contact within clubs, and they are kept up to date through Wellbeing & Protection Officer Newsletters. Scottish Swimming asks the WPO to communicate useful information, training opportunities and changes in legislation to the club network. Please find Wellbeing & Protection Officer Role Descriptor here. 

Scottish Swimming's Wellbeing Policies

Are located by topic on the left. They contain current best practice, guidelines and sample forms for clubs and partners. Clubs are advised to adopt a range of relevant Wellbeing Policies (For example Child or Adult Wellbeing Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy, Acceptable Use of Mobile Phone, Social Media etc)

Any queries should be directed to childprotection@scottishswimming.com

Wellbeing & Protection Officer: Lindsey Booth 

Lindsey is the point of contact for Wellbeing & Protcetion cases involving children and adults and supports Scottish Swimming to ensure our safeguarding, and wellbeing policies are robust and fit for purpose.

Email: l.booth@scottishswimming.com Mobile: 07832 117491