Twin Counties Swim League Parent’s Code of Conduct
We (parents, coaches, and fans alike) represent the Twin Counties Swim League when our teams compete. The actions of one of us affect the image of all of us. This Code of Conduct encourages us to work together to play with good sportsmanship and to treat all players, coaches, referees, and parents with respect.
I therefore agree to:
- Treat Officials/Coaches with Respect
I will respect the officials/coaches and their authority during swim meets and will never question, discuss or confront officials/coaches at the meet, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
- Treat Swimmers with Respect
I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct toward any other swimmer such as booing, taunting, or using profane language or gestures.
- Treat Your Child with Respect
I will remember that my child participates to have fun and that the meet is for youths, not adults. I will never ridicule my child for making mistakes, but instead will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support.
- Treat Other Teams with Respect
I will win or lose with class. I will never yell or criticize any member of the opposing team, their coaches, officials, parents or guests.
I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:
- Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization.
- Parental meet suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file
- Written warning
- Parental season suspension