Vision, Mission and Values

Vision, Mission and Values

  

  • Vision
  • To ensure swimming is an essential part of Western Australian life.

  • Mission
  • Swimming WA will actively promote and provide opportunities that will increase participation in swimming, producing life-long swimmers and champions in our community.

  • SPIRIT Values
  • Safety | Passion | Integrity | Respect | Inclusion | Teamwork


    Safety: To practice and promote the safety and well-being of all people in the swimming community.

    Questions to ask

    • Am I familiar with the Safe Sport Framework, and where is it located?
    • Are we considering what's best for the sport, its members and participants?
    • Are we embracing the diverse priorities of the organisations within our sport?
    • How do we lead our sport in values-based behaviour?

    Examples of Behaviours and Action

    • Member protections Information Officers available in multiple levels across, Clubs/Zones/Region and Association.
    • Include Safety and Safe Sport Framework discussions as part of 'normal business' at all levels of sport.
    • Annually evaluate the well-being of athletes, coaches and volunteers.
    • Implement grievance policies, and clear communication pathways for areas of concern.
       

    Passion: To have fun whilst encouraging everyone to be the best they can be.

    Questions to Ask

    • Is this still fun for me, or am I doing it for the wrong reasons?
    • Do our motives align?
    • Is my passion an excuse for poor behaviour?
    • Are all our Members representing the organisation and its interests and not acting in favour of personal other interests?

    Examples of Behaviours and Action

    • Holistic view of the sport, and the needs of all the participants.
    • Providing fun events (in and out of the pool) to your Members to keep engagement a priority.
       

    Integrity: To act ethically, honestly and with transparency.

    Questions to Ask

    • Do I reflect on my behaviour; the impact I have on others and the way decisions are made?
    • How do we call out behaviour that goes against our values?
    • As leaders of our organisation, do were have known, shared and agreed values which underpin our culture?

    Examples of Behaviours and Action

    • Leaders reflect on their actions and behaviours and if they exhibit the values.
    • Challenge fellow leaders in a respectful manner on actions that are in contradiction with the values.
    • Key leadership act in the way that exemplifies the values.
    • Provide the Board, SWA Staff and other Leadership positions with honest assessments of organisational culture from both internal and external stakeholders.
    • Conduct a periodic culture survey of the organisation, with results published, actions documented and progress communicated. 
       

    Respect: To demonstrate a sense of fair play and value the contribution of everyone in the swimming community.

    Questions to Ask

    • Would I be comfortable with this being said to my family/friend?
    • Have I listened to the needs of others?
    • Have I managed my conflicts of interest in a neutral manner?
    • Am I working within the Code of Conduct?

    Examples of Behaviours and Action

    • Understanding the pressures of a volunteer based sport.
    • Promote education and training when required.
    • Lead by example.
    • Induct Members to be familiar with SWA Code of Conducts.
       

    Inclusion: We are proud and inclusive to all those who are interested and involved in the sport.

    Questions to Ask

    • Are we diverse?
    • is what we are providing accessible for all?
    • Is how we communicate inclusive?
    • Are we reaching out to the wider community?

    Examples of Behaviours and Action

    • Provide equal opportunities for all Members.
    • Be understanding of differences.
    • Have approachability and accessibility.
       

    Teamwork: To collaborate with purpose, and to keep each other accountable.

    Questions to Ask

    • How do we ensure our collaboration and consultation is meaningful and enduring?
    • What areas of our sport can we collaborate with others (squads, coaches, clubs, committees, events)?
    • Does our structure allow everyone to fulfil their duties to Members of the sport?

    Examples of Behaviours and Action

    • Retention of Membership and Key volunteers.
    • Removing duplication working as a community.
    • Sharing resources, and Intellectual Property.

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