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Swimmer Code of Conduct

 WRIGHT COUNTY WAVE SWIM CLUB SWIMMER CODE OF CONDUCT 
(As of September 2018)

The Wright County Wave Swim Club is a program driven by high character athletes.  We will act with integrity and honesty, and will operate on a basis of mutual trust and respect.

•Swimmers will abide by the USA Swimming Code of Conduct.

Swimmers will exhibit good sportsmanship at all times, and will place the interests of the team ahead of self-interest at any team activity.

•Swimmers will dedicate themselves to the academic process, show appreciation for those who provide learning opportunities, and strive to achieve academic excellence.

•Swimmers will be respectful and courteous to their teammates, coaches and parents at all times. Swimmers who exhibit inappropriate behavior will be excused from practice or a meet and will be subject to a disciplinary process as determined by the head coach. Any coach at any time has the authority to send a swimmer from the pool for disciplinary reasons.

•The use of drugs or alcohol by a swimmer will not be tolerated. The self-discipline of our athletes will promote healthy and appropriate personal choices and will, therefore, enhance the quality and culture of our team.

•Swimmers will be on time. Swimmers will be ready for dry-land and ready to get in the water on time for practice and meet warm-ups; will be prepared to swim; and will have suitable equipment ready.
 
•Swimmers are responsible for checking in, checking postings and heat & lane assignments, reporting to their coach before and after each race, and for being behind their block prior to their race. Coaches are ultimately responsible for swimmers’ meet and event selection.
 
•Swimmers will never confront an official or stoke & turn judge at a meet, but will be respectful and courteous to meet volunteers. It will be a coach’s responsibility to initiate conversation with an official.

•If a swimmer has a problem with a coach, it is that athlete's responsibility to communicate the problem with that coach. If the problem persists, the parent or swimmer should contact the head coach. If the problem continues or the problem rests with the head coach, the Board of Directors will intervene.

Failure to comply with team rules as set forth in this document may result in disciplinary action. Such discipline may include but is not be limited to:

1.  Dismissal from practice.
2.  Dismissal from a trip; disqualification from future team travel meets.
3.  Disqualification from competition.
4.  Dismissal from the team.

I have discussed the Wright County Wave Swimmer Code of Conduct with my parent(s) and I agree to follow the Swimmer Code of Conduct as well as USA Swimming rules and regulations.  I understand that failure to abide by these guidelines may result in the termination of my membership with the Wright County Wave.

Athlete’s signature ______________________________________________________ Date ________________

Athlete's Name Printed ___________________________________________________

 
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