The actions of swimmers are a reflection of themselves, their team, their region and their community. Swimmers must remember that participation in all swim meets is a privilege, not a right.
Treat everyone with respect -Treat team mates, coaches, opponents, event organizers and spectators with respect.
Respect and accept with dignity the decisions of officials. Be generous in winning and graceful in losing.
Exercise self-control at all times – Remember that there is no place in sport for drugs and alcohol. Refrain from the use of foul or profane language. Refrain from the use of physical force of any kind.
Play fair – Swim within the rules and the spirit of the rules of the Meet at all times.
Parents’, Spectators’, Coaches and Officials Code of Conduct
Treat everyone with respect – Cheer in a positive manner for all competitors. Respect the decisions of officials. Do not interfere with the meet or a race in progress. Be courteous and respectful to other spectators, parents, coaches, event organizers and officials. Refrain from the use of foul or profane language.
The Parent Contract for Swim Clubs
The parent contract lays out the acceptable rules of behavior of the parent in relation to their child’s sport or recreation activity. Our Code of Conduct is based on the code utilized by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.
- I will remember that my child swims for his or her enjoyment, not for mine.
- I will encourage my child to swim by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
- I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning, so that child will never feel defeated by the outcome of an event.
- I will make my child feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and trying hard.
- I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
- I will try to remember that children learn best by example. I will applause good players’ performances; both my child’s team and their opponents.
- I will not force my child to participate in swimming or a specific event.
- I will never question the official’s judgement or honesty in public.
- I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s swimming activities.
- I will respect and appreciation for the trained volunteer coaches who give their time to provide swimming activities for my child, understanding that I have a responsibility to be a part of my child’s development.
- I will show respect for the veteran and new volunteer parents that help run a swim meet.
- I will respect and show appreciation for the other parents who share these beliefs.
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