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Code of Conduct and Swimmers Code of Ethics

 

I WILL FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS THE FIRST TIME THEY ARE GIVEN

 

I WILL RESPECT MY TEAMMATES AT ALL TIMES

I WILL SUPPORT AND PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT FOR MY TEAMMATES

I WILL COME TO MY COACH TO DISCUSS ANY PROBLEMS THAT MAY BE OCCURRING BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE POOL, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE INTERFERING WITH MY PERFORMANCES

I WILL BEHAVE BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER PRACTICE ESPECIALLY WITH MY FRIENDS PRACTICE RESPONSIBILITIES

I WILL COME TO PRACTICE AT LEAST FOUR (3 FOR U11) TIMES A WEEK

I WILL WORK ON ALL STROKES AND DISTANCES AND DO THE BEST I POSSIBLY CAN AT PRACTICE; REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS BEING ASKED OF ME

I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS BETTER TO SWIM SLOW CORRECTLY, THAN IT IS FAST INCORRECTLY

I WILL ARRIVE AT PRACTICE 15 MINUTES BEFORE WARM UPS FOR CHANGING, BATHROOM USE, AND STRETCHING

I WILL LISTEN TO ALL DIRECTIONS IN PRACTICE SO I KNOW WHAT IS EXPECTED

I WILL ASK QUESTIONS WHEN I DO NOT UNDERSTAND

I WILL WATCH THE CLOCK WHILE I SWIM SO I KNOW HOW CONSISTENT I AM SWIMMING-AS WELL AS HOW FAST

I WILL RESPECT MY LANEMATES BY WORKING WITH THEM NOT AGAINST THEM

I WILL TALK TO THE COACH ABOUT ANY PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS REGARDING PRACTICE AND SWIMS

I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS MY CHOICE EACH AND EVERY DAY JUST HOW HARD I WILL WORK; A SUCCESSFUL SWIMMER NEVER MISSES A REPEAT, NEVER SITS OUT, AND NEVER GOES TO THE BATHROOM IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET

MEET RESPONSIBILITIES

I WILL KNOW WHAT EVENTS I AM SWIMMING PRIOR TO EACH MEET

I WILL ARRIVE TO MEETS 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO WARM UP FOR CHANGING, BATHROOM USE, AND STRETCHING

I WILL PAY ATTENTION TO WARM UPS AND WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO BE DOING

I WILL BE READY TO SWIM 15 MINUTES BEFORE MY EVENT

I WILL THINK ABOUT MY SWIM--WHAT FELT RIGHT/WRONG--THEN COME AND TALK TO THE COACH BEFORE I GO ANYWHERE ELSE

I WILL LEARN AND BECOME A BETTER SWIMMER WITH EACH RACE

I WILL PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR MY TEAMMATES

I WILL SET MEET GOALS BASED ON PAST SWIMS

I WILL REACT TO BOTH GOOD AND BAD SWIMS IN A RESPONSIBLE MANNER 

​I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE RESPONSIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED OF ME AS A MEMBER OF THE WATER RAT UNITED STATES SWIMMING PROGRAM. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT IF I CHOOSE NOT TO FOLLOW THESE RESPONSIBILITIES I MAY BE SUSPENDED OR ELIMINATED FROM THIS TEAM.