“Wigan Swimming Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and is committed to treat everyone equally regardless of age, gender, ability, disability, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, social/economic status or political persuasion.”
Equal Opportunity in Swimming: ‘Equal Opportunity in swimming is about celebrating difference and diversity and as such providing a structure that can respond to this in a proactive and positive manner’.
In addressing equal opportunities, Wigan Swimming Club will ensure that equity (as stated in the club rules) is incorporated into all aspects of its activities, and in doing so, recognises and adopts the following Sport England definition of Sports Equity: “Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to all members of society”
Wigan Swimming Club also supports the following four key principals as being fundamental to ensuring equity in our sport.