Parent Code of Conduct

As a parent of a swimmer and member of the Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club, I will abide by the following guidelines:

  • Practice teamwork with all parents, swimmers and coaches by supporting the MLAC Mission values of Discipline, Loyalty, Commitment and Hard Work.

  • As a parent, I will not coach or instruct the team or any swimmer at a practice or meets (from the stands or any other area) or interfere with coaches on the pool deck.

  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship by conducting myself in a manner that earns the respect of my child, other swimmers, parents, officials and the coaches at meets and practices.

  • Maintain self-control at all times. Know my role:

Swimmers – Swim

Coaches – Coach

Officials – Officiate

Parents – Parent

  • Not unduly burden Board members or coaches by directing excessive telephone calls or e-mails to them.

  • As a parent, I have been instructed on USA Swimming Safe Sport initiatives, and I agree to abide by the locker room policies, deck policies, photography/videography policies, volunteer clearance policies, and other Safe Sport policies set forth by USA Swimming.

  • As a parent, I understand that criticizing, name-calling, use of abusive language or gestures directed toward the coaches, officials, any participating swimmer and/or parent of a swimmer will not be permitted or tolerated.

  • Enjoy involvement with the Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club by supporting the swimmers, coaches and other parents with positive communication and actions.

  • During competitions, questions or concerns regarding decisions made by meet officials are directed to a member of our coaching staff. Parents address officials via the coaching staff only.

Sanctions: Should I conduct myself in such a way that brings discredit or discord to the Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club, or USA Swimming, I voluntarily subject myself to disciplinary action. MLAC maintains the right to terminate any membership with/without cause in the interest of our vision, mission and objectives.