Cheshire CAT Rules

These rules may be amended from time to time at the discretion of the committee. All changes will be publicised to members. Serious disregard or breaches of these rules reported to the committee may result in the offending member being expelled from the club.


Cheshire CAT 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 Leila Coulter our Welfare Officer.

As a member of Cheshire CAT you are expected to abide by the following members code of conduct:

  • Members agree not to bring the Club into disrepute.
  • All members must compete within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Members must support and encourage good practice and correct actions at all times
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Members are encouraged to communicate with leaders and all other club members.
  • Members must abide by the rules and articles of British Triathlon, British Cycling and/or English Athletics.
  • Club training sessions Health and Safety procedures


    All sessions are run by qualified club coaches. At the start of each session the coach will give a briefing and indicate any safety points to be aware of. If you have any medical condition which could affect you during a training session, you should note it on the sign in form. Any accident that does occur, no matter how minor, must be reported to the coach and recorded in the accident book.

  • Arrive before the start of session.
  • Bring relevant equipment.
  • Bring suitable clothing for before, during and after the session.
  • Bring adequate drinks and food where appropriate.

  • Swim Pool Sessions

  • Follow the venue rules.
  • Only get in the pool if it is supervised (i.e. a coach or lifeguard present).
  • Don't dive in at shallow end.
  • Do not run on poolside.

  • Swim Lane Etiquette
  • Ensure you are in a lane for your ability and speed.
  • Swim in an anti or clock wise direction as appropriate.
  • Leave a five second gap between swimmers.
  • Allow faster swimmers through at the end of a set.
  • If you are getting caught you should either drop down the order in the group or move into a slower lane.
  • Have consideration for others in the lane and pool.

  • Open Water Swim Sessions

  • Wetsuits are compulsory.
  • Always wear a bright swim cap.
  • You need to be a competent swimmer in a pool.
  • If you are nervous, or it is your first time in open water, inform the coach prior to entering the water.
  • It is recommended that any cuts or wounds are covered with a waterproof dressing.

  • Bike General

    For club rides no helmet means no ride! It is recommended that you wear a helmet at all time whenever out riding your bike.

  • Always follow the rules of the road and be courteous to other road users.
  • You should make sure that your bike is in a roadworthy condition.
  • You should wear (or carry) appropriate clothing for the potential weather conditions and length of ride.
  • You should ideally carry with you; 2 X inner tubes, Pump or CO2 Cannisters, drink & food and money.

  • Turbo Coached Sessions
  • Arrive in plenty of time to set up.
  • Ensure your bike is securely attached to the frame of the turbo before getting on.
  • Ensure you have a sweat towel and drink.

  • Run General

  • Have due regard for pedestrians and other users.
  • On dark nights you must wear a yellow or orange reflective running bib.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the potential weather conditions and length of run.
  • Bring something warm to wear after the run.

  • Competition

  • Obey all rules relating to the event you are competing in and compete in a sportsman-like manner