Integrity - Protecting Artistic Swimming together

Sport should be a safe and fair place for all participants. At Artistic Swimming Australia, we offer a safe place for people to raise concerns about behaviour they’ve witnessed or experienced in sport as well as find more information if they have an integrity question.




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What is Sport Integrity?

Sport is an Australian way of life. It brings people together, regardless of any differences in language, ability, culture and beliefs, and provides physical, social and economic benefits. For those reasons, it’s critical that we keep artistic swimming safe and fair, for everyone who participates.

Threats to a sport's integrity can include doping, the improper use of drugs and medicine, and behaviours that impact people’s positive experience of sport, such as discrimination or abuse, including against children.

Integrity in sport means that participants, officials, supporters, and fans can participate in and enjoy sport, confident in the knowledge that they are part of a safe, fair, and inclusive environment.

All of our members and participants have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of sport, as well as the health and wellbeing of everyone involved.

We work closely with Sport Integrity Australia, the national coordination agency for sport integrity threats. For more information about Sport Integrity Australia visit its website.


What is the National Integrity Framework?

We take sport integrity seriously and in 2023, Artistic Swimming adopted the National Integrity Framework.

The National Integrity Framework is essentially a set of rules that all members of our sport need to follow when it comes to their behaviour and conduct in sport. There are four core policies which make up the National Integrity Framework. These are:

  1. Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
  2. Member Protection Policy
  3. Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy
  4. Competition Manipulation and Sports Gambling Policy

These core policies are underpinned by the Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy, which explains how people who have breached a National Integrity Framework policy are held accountable for doing the wrong thing.

  1. Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy

Check out the National Integrity Framework FACTSHEET and VIDEO.


How to raise a concern?

Everyone from athletes, officials, parents, support personnel, administrators and supporters play a role in protecting the integrity of our sport. Artistic Swimming Australia works with Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) to coordinate and manage complaints and reports.

Complaints received will be evaluated and either managed by Artistic Swimming Australia, referred to SIA or an appropriate external agency, or passed back to the complainant with suggested pathways for them to pursue where the Complaint is out of scope.


If you see or hear something that doesn’t seem right, say something!


You can raise a concern or any questions to our point of contact for Integrity, Mark Sinderberry, at


Reporting Integrity Issues

Artistic Swimming Australia adopted the National Integrity Framework. You can make a complaint if your believe a fellow member has behaved poorly and potentially breached one of the policies. Click here for more information on how to report an issue.