As the Parent/Guardian of a competitive swimmer, your main responsibility is to provide a caring, supporting environment. This support will encourage your child to feel good about his or her interest in competitive swimming. Show your support by ensuring your swimmer’s attendance at practices and swim meets. Parents/guardians are not participants on their child’s team but contribute to the success experienced by the swimmer and his or her team. Parents/guardians serve as role models, and children frequently emulate their attitudes. Strive to be a positive role model. Most important, show good sportsmanship at all times toward coaches, officials and other teams. Parent Code of Conduct As a Parent of the Northeastern Swim Team (NST), I will abide by the following code of conduct:

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

  2. 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. Any communication with the coaching staff will occur either prior to the start of a coach’s shift or after the conclusion of his/her coaching day. Parents are to remain in the stands at Luther College Aquatic Center or by the tables at the Cresco Fitness Center.

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

  4. Maintain self-control at all times & know my role: Swimmers – swim Coaches – coach Officials – officiate Parents – parent

  5. Enjoy involvement with the Northeastern Swim Team by supporting the swimmers, coaches & other parents with positive communications & actions.

  6. During competitions, questions or concerns regarding decisions made by meet officials are directed to a member of our coaching staff only.

  7. As a parent, I understand that criticizing, name-calling, use of abusive language or gestures directed toward the coaches, officials, &/or any participating swimmer will not be permitted or tolerated. This includes social network sites such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.

I understand and agree to the above terms and condition of the Northeastern Swim Team in exchange for the privilege of my child(ren), registered with this agreement, to participate in the activities and swimming program of the Northeastern Swim Team. Should I conduct myself in such a way that brings discredit or discord to NST, or USA Swimming I voluntarily subject myself to disciplinary action. NST maintains the right to terminate any membership or suspend with/without cause in the interest of its vision, mission and objectives.