Code of Conduct for Parents
British Triathlon & Infinity Tri is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of behaviour and conduct at all Triathlon, duathlon and related multi-sport events.
Infinity Tri adheres to the British Triathlon ‘Code of Conduct for parents’ summarizes the essence of good ethical conduct and practice within Triathlon. This applies not only to parents, but also to guardians, carer’s, families and spectators alike. All such individuals have a responsibility to act with integrity, in accordance with the standards set by British Triathlon below.
Also please read the following letter from the East Region Race Official Co-ordinator
Dear Club Chair
As an Eastern Region club with a children’s or junior section, I am writing to you to raise a serious issue which has pervaded our sport in increasing measure over the past two or three years around parental behaviour at races. On a number of occasions in this region, race officials, race organisers and volunteers have been subjected to abuse and improper behaviour by the parents of children and junior triathletes who have either received a penalty or been disqualified for a breach of the rules, the most prevalent being drafting. Can I please ask you to make it clear to the children and parents in your club that Triathlon England takes a zero tolerance to this behaviour, which is a breach of rule 29, and that any parent who behaves in a way which contravenes this rule will risk their child being banned from Triathlon races. Race officials in particular have been subject to some nasty incidents from parents trying to seek the overturn of a penalty or DQ by either berating the official at the event or complaining to the regional committee or race organiser afterwards. Can I please ask you to make it absolutely clear that Triathlon England supports its race officials in being the technical experts of the sport in applying and interpreting the rules and therefore further incidents of this nature will be viewed as a breach of rule 29 and appropriate action will be taken accordingly. The full rules of Triathlon England can be found here