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Swimming Australia’s National Integrity Framework applies to all Activities organised or authorised by Swimming Australia or a Member Organisation.


What is Sport Integrity?

Integrity in sport means that athletes, supporters and fans can participate and celebrate sport, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, ethical and inclusive environment.

Any threats to the integrity of sport (such as competition-manipulation, doping, and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse) are taken seriously by Swimming Australia.

Commitment Statement

Swimming Australia and its Member Organisations remain fully committed to the protection of children, young people and all members in our sport and encourage swimming clubs throughout Australia to familiarise themselves with the policies and to raise the issue of child safety to everyone involved in their club.

We are committed to providing children and young people with positive and nurturing experiences and will strive to ensure that children and young people are protected from harm.

We aim to ensure that swimming is a safe, fair and inclusive environment for all participants.


The National Integrity Framework (NIF) is a set of rules that all members of our sport need to follow when it comes to their behaviour and conduct in swimming including obligations to report misconduct. Those rules are contained in the following policies (available below):

  1. Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy
  2. Member Protection Policy
  3. Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
  4. Competition Manipulation & Sports Gambling Policy
  5. Complaints, Disputes & Discipline Policy (CDDP)
  6. Code of Conduct

These policies will be in force from 1 January 2024.

The NIF allows complaints to be made either to Sport Integrity Australia (an independent government body) or to the Swimming Australia integrity team. The type of complaint will determine where the complaint should go.

Types of Complaints and Contacts

Types of Complaints and Contacts



  • Complaints about child abuse including sexual, psychological, physical, verbal abuse
  • Member protection where complaints are based on characteristics including race, disability, sex, religion or age.


  • Misuse of drugs and medicines
  • Sports betting & race fixing
  • Breach of code of conduct eg responsible consumption of alcohol, use of social media, positive role model etc
  • Member protection where complaints are about bullying, harassment, intimidation

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