Florida Swimming

TST LOCKER ROOM MONITORING POLICY The following guidelines are designed to maintain personal privacy as well as to reduce the risk of misconduct in locker rooms and changing areas. 

FACILITIES  The following is a description of our practice and competition facilities to allow athletes and their families to plan their use: 

We practice at: Titusville High School.  This location has bathroom and changing areas that are shared with the general public. As such, there are likely to be people who are not associated with TST in the changing area around the time of practice. 

MONITORING  General Policy Considerations  Coaches and staff make every effort to recognize when an athlete goes to the locker room or changing area during practice, if they do not return in a timely fashion, we will check on the athlete’s whereabouts. 

We discourage parents from entering locker rooms and changing areas unless it is truly necessary. In those instances, it should only be a same-sex parent. If this is necessary, parents should let the coach or administrator know about this in advance.

If an athlete needs assistance with his or her uniform or gear (for example, a child under the age of eight), or an athlete’s disability warrants assistance, then we ask that parents let the coach or an administrator know beforehand that he or she will be helping the athlete.   TST has predictable and limited use of locker rooms and changing areas (e.g., immediately before and following practices and meets). This allows for direct and regular monitoring of locker room areas. While constant monitoring inside of locker rooms and changing areas might be the most effective way to prevent problems, we understand that this would likely make swimmers uncomfortable and may even place our staff at risk for unwarranted suspicion. 

We conduct a sweep of the locker rooms and changing areas before athletes arrive and monitor the outside of the locker rooms and changing areas during periods of use.

Any misconduct will be immediately addressed, and appropriate actions taken.

USE OF CELL PHONES AND OTHER MOBILE RECORDING DEVICES  Cell phones and other mobile devices with recording capabilities, including voice recording, still cameras and video cameras increase the risk for different forms of misconduct in locker rooms and changing areas. The USA Swimming Athlete Protection Policies prohibit the use of such devices in the locker room or other changing area: 305.3 Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone camera, is not allowed in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms.