Social Media Consent

The Albany Starfish Swim Club maintains a variety of social media (website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to provide information and to highlight the activities and accomplishments of our swimmers.  Occasionally, this may involve posting a picture or showing an individual swimmer or group of swimmers.

In addition, TeamUnify now has new coaching tools which let coaches upload videos of practices, swim meets, and examples of specific techniques.  Coaches can optionally tag swimmers in the videos.  By default, these videos are visible to registered Starfish swimmers (people who can log in to the account), but not to the wider public.  Coaches can further restrict video access to only the swimmers tagged in the videos, or remove specific videos entirely.

If the swimmer's picture is used:

  • Personal information such as a phone number, address, etc, will not be published.
  • Write-ups will not include information that indicates a physical location of a swimmer at any given time other than attendance at a particular activity or meet after the fact.

Personal Information Required for Competition:

Swimmer's results are also posted on the Albany Starfish website and may be posted on the Adirondack Swimming website.  As this is age group swimming, the swimmer's name, gender, age and results are automatically included in these reports.  As well, in order to assist swimmers, parents/guardians and Starfish coaches determine the specific events a swimmer will swim at a meet, we also post the events and the swimmer's best times.

If at any time you decide you would like your swimmer's photo or video removed from the Albany Starfish social media please contact Coach Josh and we will remove the photo/video from the media as soon as possible.  If the picture was part of print media and has been published and distributed, we will be unable to remove the photo from the issue.  If you would like to restrict view access of your swimmers to just those tagged in the video, please also contact Coach Josh.

As a parent/guardian, I give permission for my swimmer to be included in:

  • group photos and videos
  • individual photos and videos
  • best time reports.

I also acknowledge that since participation in publications and websites produced by the Albany Starfish Swim Club is voluntary, neither the minor children nor I will receive financial compensation.  I further agree that participation in any publication and website produced by Albany Starfish confers no rights of ownership whatsoever.  I release Albany Starfish Swim Club, Inc., its officers, directors, and coaches from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation of my swimmers.