JCC Swimming: Policies and Procedures
Code of Conduct for Swimmers
- Bullying in any form -
including any use of derogatory terms based on religion, race,
gender, or sexual orientation (even “as a joke”)
– will not be tolerated and may result in suspension or
exclusion from the team.
- Swimmers may not interfere with
the progress of another swimmer, during practice or
- Consistent with the Athlete
Protection Policies of USA Swimming, participants in the
team’s programs will not make any recordings of themselves or
other athletes while in locker rooms, behind starting blocks, or in
any other location that compromises the privacy and personal
integrity of any swimmer (including the person making the
recording.) Athletes, parents and staff will use discretion
when publishing or electronically posting any such recordings to
protect the privacy and personal integrity of those
- Any swimmer who uses alcohol,
illegal drugs or tobacco is subject to suspension from the
team. Use of some prescription drugs and over-the-counter
medications may be prohibited by the rules of competition.
Athletes are responsible for knowing which medications they take
and working with their medical professional to ensure that they do
not use substances that are banned from competition.
- At all club functions, whether
practice, meets, or social gatherings, swimmers will behave in such
a way that their actions reflect positively on the team.
- All members of the team,
including swimmers, parents, and staff, should work to protect and
improve the excellent reputation of the team.
The job of the Head Coach is to
supervise the entire competitive swim program. The coaching
staff is dedicated to running a program for swimmers that
encourages both personal achievement and teamwork. Our goals
are to help each swimmer reach their best personal potential as a
swimmer and as a teammate to others.
To that end, the Coaching staff has the
Coaches assign swimmers to practice
groups. This is based on age and ability, with an eye towards
a swimmer’s physical and emotional developmental
Coaches have exclusive responsibility
for instruction in technique and development of each practice
group’s training regimen.
Coaches decide which meets the team will
attend, and which athletes are appropriate for specific
At meets, coaches will supervise
warm-ups for the team in accordance with USA Swimming warm-up
After each race, coaches will offer
constructive criticism regarding the swimmer’s
Selection of members of the relay team
is the responsibility of the coaching
Responsibilities of Parents
greatest contribution you can make to your swimmer's progress is to
be a loving, supportive parent.
way to emphasize positive achievements, and help your child
constructively critique their performance to reinforce the process
of goal setting. Every swimmer has an “off day;”
allow your child to articulate what they think went wrong, and what
they think they can do to improve.
make every effort to have your swimmers at practice on time.
Realize that your child is working hard and give all the support
Encourage good diet and sleeping
habits. They will serve your children
timely in informing the coach when you child will (or will not) be
participating in meets or activities.
that fees are paid in a timely fashion and that appropriate
paperwork is turned in when needed. Coaches do not want to
embarrass swimmers by turning them away from practice or a meet,
but may be required to do so if these administrative
responsibilities are not completed.
Responsibilities of Swimmers
A swimmer has responsibilities to the
team, the coach, his/her parents, and most importantly to
themselves. Swimmers need to prepare themselves for a 100% effort
each time they come to practice.
Swimmers will be required to bring
specified training accessories (i.e., goggles, flippers, etc.) to
workouts. It is the swimmer's responsibility to make sure these
items are properly adjusted and that spares are readily available.
Equipment adjustment and repair will not be accepted as excuse to
miss part of a training session.
As a swimmer's level of swimming ability
increases so does his/her responsibility. The program is
designed to encourage all swimmers to be Senior Swimming
bound. As swimmers improve this is a deep commitment that
requires great effort on all parts