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Behavior Policy
 
Below is the behavior policy you agreed to when you registered your child(ren):  

Swimmers

Decorah Swim Team shall not tolerate any behavior that is considered detrimental to individuals, our team or other teams. Swimmers shall abide by the following standards at all times.

  1. Swimmers shall be respectful of teammates, opponents, coaches and officials. Conduct yourselves with self control and dignity especially when emotions are high.

  2. Swim for the fun of friendly competition and the challenges it provides you both as an individual and as a team. Be generous when you win and gracious when you do not.

  3. The decision of the coaches and the officials is final. Accept them with class and dignity. You must believe that their judgment is honest and fair.

  4. Swimmers who do not follow these standards are subject to disciplinary action by their coaches and the Swim Team Board of Directors. All decisions are final.


Parents

Decorah Swim Team shall not tolerate any behavior that is considered detrimental to individuals, our team, or other swim teams. We believe that the attitude and actions shown by parents toward the coaches, opposing teams and swimmers and the importance of winning/losing are of paramount importance. Inappropriate comments or actions have long term negative effects that directly undermine the goals and achievements that the Decorah Swim Team is striving for. In addition, it directly impacts the emotional well being of the swimmers.

  1. Set a positive example at all times. Your child is looking to you as their primary teacher in swimming and more importantly, in life. Always be encouraging and positive.

  2. Accept all decisions by coaches and the meet officials without contention. Do not criticize or disparage anyone for any reason. Coaches and officials are taking on a responsibility that few are willing to do, allow them the respect they deserve for doing so.

  3. Be supportive of all good swimming whether by your child, their teammates or members of the opposing team. Without the other team, your child would not swim.

  4. Any parent who does not abide by these expectations may be required to leave the swim pool area by a coach or a board member. All decisions are final.

We acknowledge that we have read the expectations and agree to abide by these guidelines.

AS ANNOUNCED AT THE PARENT MEETING, COACHES WILL GIVE ONE WARNING AND SPEAK WITH A PARENT IF THERE ARE BEHAVIOR RELATED PROBLEMS.  AFTER THAT, YOUR CHILD WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE SWIM TEAM FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SESSION.