Athlete Electronic Communication Best Practices

Athlete Electronic Communication Best Practices

Athletes should remember that swimming for Lower Moreland Swimming is a privilege, and they are expected to portray themselves, their team, and their community in a positive manner at all times. 

Lower Moreland Swimming holds the following expectations of athletes: 

❏ Athletes will not use derogatory language, including sexist, racist, homophobic, obscene, or profane material of any kind. 

❏ Athletes will not use social media to degrade, demean, or attack any person, team, or organization. 

❏ All communication between athletes and coaches will be related to the activities of the team and should, whenever possible, be limited to in-person communication during team practices or events.

❏ Text messages and photos can be saved or screen-shot. Once the message is transmitted, the sender does not have control. 

 ❏ It is typically more effective to discuss an issue in person. 

Things to remember: 

❏ Once you post something online, it is public and permanent--even if you delete it. 

❏ Many employers, college admissions officers, and athletic recruiters review social networking sites as part of their evaluation of an applicant. Carefully consider how others may perceive the information and content that you share about yourself. 

❏ Never post your email address, home address, phone number, or other personal information, as it could lead to unwanted attention, stalking, or identity theft.