The purpose of the coaches’ code of conduct is to establish consistent expectations for behavior and team procedures.  As a coach I understand the importance of my understanding of the below expectations and procedures to the growth of the program.  It will also to be used as a guide to promote a positive team environment and good sportsmanship.



a.     At all times, adhere to USA Swimming’s rules and code of conduct.

b.     Set a good example of respect and sportsmanship for participants and fans to follow. 

c.      Respect officials and their judgment and abide by the rules of the event. 

d.     Treat opposing coaches, participants, and spectators with respect. 

e.     Instruct participants in sportsmanship and demand that they display good sportsmanship. 

f.      Coach in a positive manner and do not use derogatory comments or abusive language. 

g.     Win with humility and lose with dignity. 

h.     Treat every athlete fairly, justly, impartially, intelligently, and with sensitivity. 

i.       Always place the well-being, health, and safety of swimmers above all other considerations, including developing performance. 

j.       Always maintain a professional separation between coach and athlete. Any complaints of a coach violating this code of conduct will be brought to the attention of his/her supervisor and/or the club’s board of directors.



a.     Act and dress with professionalism and dignity in a manner suitable to his/her profession.

b.     At meets coaches are required to follow Head Coaches apparel request.

c.      Arrive 10-15 mins before a practice starts or when athletes are supposed to arrive for a meet.

d.     Coaches are expected to be at every practice their group is training.  If not able to attend, coach is responsible for finding a sub and needs to communicate with the Head Coach with appropriate lead-time.

e.     Keep cell phone use on deck as a minimum. Text messages and phone calls are not necessary unless an emergency or family/spouse.  Attendance tracking will be done on phone via OnDeck app. Also, if you want, you will be able to view your workout via you phone.



a.     Continue to seek and maintain their own professional development in all areas in relation to coaching and teaching children. 

b.     Head coach will encourage and supports all certifications that we seem may help evolve you as a coach (ASCA, NISCA, NSCA, etc.)

c.      ASCA Level 2 is the minimum for Patriot Aquatic Club staff



a.     Coach honors the Team Communication Policy

b.     Coaches are required to stick around 15min after practice to spend time in lobby to socialize with parents and athletes.

c.      Coaches email address will be posted on website with their bios

d.     If you’ve received an email from a parent you are required to respond within 24-48 hrs.  Please CC Head Coach on any email response that you may be important to make sure they are in the loop of any issues.

e.     Communicate with each other and Head Coach.



a.     Work with Head Coach and other coaches on staff to organize plan.

b.     Monthly full staff meetings to evaluate progression. 

c.      Weekly lead coach meets to go over weekly plans and workouts.

d.     Coordinate on team drill progression with coaches on staff.