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Coach Code of Conduct

Conejo Simi Swim Club Coach Code of Conduct:

The purpose of this code of conduct for coaches is to establish common expectations for all members of the coaching staff of the club. It is to be used as a guide to promote a positive team environment and good sportsmanship.

❏ At all times, adhere to USA Swimming’s rules and code of conduct.

❏ Set a good example of respect and sportsmanship for participants and fans to follow.

❏ Act and dress appropriately and with dignity in a manner suitable to his/her profession.

❏ Respect officials and their judgment and abide by the rules of the event.

❏ Treat opposing coaches, participants, and spectators with respect.

❏ Instruct participants in sportsmanship and demand that they display good sportsmanship.

❏ Coach in a positive manner and do not use derogatory comments or abusive language.

❏ Win with humility and lose with dignity.

❏ Treat every athlete fairly, justly, impartially, intelligently, and with sensitivity.

❏ Always place the well-being, health, and safety of swimmers above all other considerations, including developing performance.

❏ Continue to seek and maintain their own professional development in all areas in relation to coaching and teaching children.

❏ Always maintain a professional separation between coach and athlete. Any complaints of a coach violating this code of conduct will be brought to the attention of his/her supervisor and/or the club’s board of directors