Pacific Swimming





There has been much talk about whether it is safe to have images taken of children participating in sports. While the great majority of images are appropriate and are taken in good faith, it is a fact that images can be misused and children can be put at risk if common‐ sense procedures are not observed.



  1. The publishing of a photograph of swimmer under 18 either on a notice board or ina published article or video recording (including video streaming) of swimming competitions (“publication”) should only be done with parents’ consent per the attachedform.


  1. A parent or guardian has a right of refuse to have children photographed. The exercise of this right of refusal cannot be used as grounds for refusing entry into a swimming competition. Therefore, any photo that may go to press or on a notice board, be it through a member of the club or official photographer, should receive parental consent before publishing/displaying the photo, preferably in writing. A suggested formallowing parents to indicate refusal of consent is tofollow.


In the case of open meets and other competitions where the host club has an official photographer present, all parents attending should be made aware of this in your meet information. If photos are to be published anywhere, the individual parent should be given the opportunity to withhold their consent. Their right to do so should be specifically drawn to their attention.


All photographs must observe generally accepted standards of decency in particular:

  • Action shots should be a celebration of the sporting activity and not a sexualized image in a sportingcontext.
  • Action shots should not be taken or retained where the photograph reveals a tornor displaced swimsuit.
  • Photographs should not be taken from behind swimming blocks at the start of a race or exhibit a child climbing out of the swimmingpool.
  • Photographs should not be taken in locker‐rooms orbathrooms.


Photography Consent Form


NNA may wish to take photographs (individual and in groups) of swimmers under the age of 18 that may include your child during their membership in the club. All photos will be taken and published in line with club policy. The club requires parental consent to take and use photographs.


Parents have a right to refuse agreement to their child being photographed.



As the parent/caregiver of                                     


I allow the following



Take photographs to use on the club’s secure website Consent given                                        Consent  Refused

Take photographs to include with newspaper articles  Consent given                                         Consent refused

Take photographs to use on clubnoticeboards      Consent given                                                 Consent refused

Video for training purposes only

 Consent given                   Consent refused






Please return this form to:  Head Coach Erik Scalise