NJSSA Code of Ethics

The purpose of the NJSSA is to unify all aquatic organizations into one cooperative, collaborative family.

The Core Purpose of the NJSSA

The NJSSA serves our state by advocating for viable, safe conduct and enjoyment of the critical life skill of swimming.

In order to achieve our core purpose, we ask that all members adhere to a Code of Conduct. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in membership being denied and/or withdrawn.

There are 2 key elements that drive our Membership Code of Conduct:

  1. Members of the NJ Swim Safety Alliance who are professionals in water safety strive to use their combined expertise to guide the citizens of New Jersey in proper water safety practices across all areas of swimming.
  2. In doing so, we ask the public to place a high level of trust in our members and, in turn, our members must hold themselves to the highest level of ethical conduct when serving our communities. In order to be a collaborative voice of water safety in NJ, we must work alongside other swim professionals and business affiliates within our communities and treat each entity with respect across all public and private platforms.

Membership Guidance:

This Code of Conduct serves as guidance to our members in their dealings with the public, other swim professionals, business affiliates, and state legislators.

Failure to adhere to the NJ Swim Safety Alliance Code of Conduct may result in a review of membership.

Membership reviews will be conducted by the NJ Swim Safety Alliance Board of Directors, and it is at the discretion of the Board of Directors to withdraw or deny membership.

Standards of Excellence:

Our Members should at all times: