Parents' Code of Conduct:
I will remember that my child plays sport for his or her enjoyment, not mine.
I will encourage my child to play 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 my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game/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.
I will remember that children learn by example, I will applaud good swimmer's performances both by my child's team and their opponents.
I will not force my child to participate in sports.
I will never question the official or coaches judgment or honesty in public.
I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children's sporting activities.
I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteers who give their time to provide sport activities for my child, understanding that I have a responsibility to be a part of my child's development.
I will respect and show appreciation for the other parents who share these beliefs.
Harassment includes but is not limited to the following:
Written or verbal abuse or threats, including all on-line communication (email, facebook, msn, etc.), or gestures which are insulting, intimidating, humiliating, hurtful, malicious, degrading, or otherwise offensive to a BCSSA swimmer(s), parent(s) or official(s), which create an uncomfortable environment, or which might reasonably be expected to cause embarrassment, insecurity, discomfort, offence, or humiliation to another individual or group; e. abusive language, rudeness, pushing, bullying, intimidation or threats are examples of Harassment. Policy and procedure for harassment may result in review by the conduct committee for investigation on behalf of the Executive. The Executive reserves the right to take action for inappropriate behaviour from parents/guardians or swimmer, which may result in permanent suspension for the swimmer with forfeiture of fees.