Newmarket Stingrays Swim Club
Title: Drug and Alcohol Policy
Approved by: Board of Directors
Effective Date: November 26/18
To create a healthy and safe environment, by ensuring no one
participates in activities while impaired, so that the Club is seen
as acting responsibly and promoting a professional/credible image
to our Swimmers.
This policy applies to all Swimmers, Coaching Staff, Swim
Families, and Volunteers of the Newmarket Stingrays Swim Club.
For the purposes of this policy:
a. Being impaired by alcohol
or drugs while coaching swimmers/group practices, participating in
swim practices and/or meets, attending Club social functions
(Example: Year End Swim Banquet or Bingo Night), or representing
the Club in any Club capacity, is strictly prohibited.
b. The consumption of illicit
drugs, alcohol or recreational marijuana while coaching
swimmers/group practices, participating in swim practices and/or
meets, attending Club social functions, or representing the Club in
any Club capacity, is strictly prohibited.
c. Coaching staff and
swimmers must be fit to perform assigned duties and/or participate
in swim events/practices.
Code of Conduct Violations:
Anyone found to violate the provisions of this policy are
subject to disciplinary action, as detailed in the
“Addressing Code of Conduct Violations” section of our
Code of Conduct Policy.
Coaching staff and swimmers who have drug, alcohol, or marijuana
problems are encouraged to seek assistance before performance
problems (whether or not in violation of this policy) lead to
disciplinary action. Issues may be elevated to the Coaching staff,
Human Resources Director or Club President.
A coaching staff/swimmer/swim family/ volunteer’s request
for assistance will not be a defense to the imposition of
disciplinary action where a violation of the Code of Conduct has
“Impaired”: Under the influence of drugs (including
prescription and/or recreational), alcohol or any other controlled
substance shall be understood to the extent that an employee:
a. Is unable to perform in a
b. Is in physical or mental
condition that creates a risk to the safety and the well-being of
the individual, other employees, public or property;
c. Displays sign of
substance use (for example, smell of alcohol on breath, smell of
marijuana on person, slurred speech, etc.)
7.0 REFERENCE MATERIALS
4.1 The Employment Standards Act, Ontario (2000)
4.2 The Cannibas Act
4.3 The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario
4.4 Newmarket Swim Club Code of Conduct