UVRays Swim Team Code of Conduct
The purpose of this code is to promote individual responsibility, team unity, and a successful UVRays program
Part I – Swimmer Code of Conduct
As a member of the UVRays Swim Team, I understand and will comply with the following:
BE A SWIMMER
• Attend practice and meets throughout the season according to the expectations of your workout group and coach.
• Swimmers will support all team members by behaving in positive ways towards each other. Never interfere with the progress of another swimmer during practice or otherwise.
• Swimmers will be respectful of peers, coaches, volunteers and facilities. Swimmers will demonstrate good sportsmanship and respect for other teams.
• Disrespectful, indiscreet or destructive behavior will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of each swimmer to make every effort to avoid guilt by association with such activities at any time during the year.
• Consistently help to prepare the pool for practice and/or clear the pool and deck afterward.
BUILD TEAM UNITY
• All participants will wear UVRays caps and T-shirts (or other team apparel) during all competitions.
• All athletes will participate in the designated end of season championship meet(s) for which they are qualified, including, but not limited to, the B/C and State Championship meets. To remain in good standing, alternate arrangements must be made with the swimmer's coach in advance of the championship meet if the swimmer absolutely cannot attend.
• The use of alcoholic beverages is unacceptable at any time during the swim year.
• The use of drugs other than those prescribed by your physician and the misuse of over the counter substances is unacceptable at any time during the year.
• Smoking is unacceptable any time during the year.
Part II – Parent Code of Conduct
As a member of the UVRays Swim Team, I will foster a successful UVRays program by understanding and complying with the following:
BE A PARENT, NOT A COACH
• Parent(s) will leave the coaching of their swimmer to the coaches.
• Parent(s) will not advise the coach on how to do their job.
• Parent(s) will work through the coach if a meet procedure or call is disputed.
• Parent(s) will refrain from talking to a coach during practice time and at meets when the coach is interacting with swimmers or observing races. Parents may use email or non-practice time to converse with coaches.
• Parent(s) will time or officiate at away meets where their swimmer competes.
• Parent(s) will attend both short course and long course season parent meetings.
• Parent(s) will learn how to correctly complete meet entries, read and understand applicable “Key Points” in the handbook, and navigate the website.
BE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE
• Parent(s) will avoid speaking negatively about the coach, officials, or other parents and swimmers, especially in front of your swimmer.
• Parent(s) will avoid negative interaction with and criticism of their swimmer(s).