Indiana Swimming

                                                                                                  

 

MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD                        29 September 2020

 

SUBJECT: VINCENNES SWIM TEAM (VST) SHARKS CODE OF CONDUCT: ATHLETES

 

 

The purpose of a code of conduct for athletes is to establish a consistent expectation for athletes’ behavior. By signing the code of conduct, I agree to the following statements:

 

  • I will respect and show courtesy to my teammates and coaches at all times.
  • I will demonstrate good sportsmanship at all practices and meets.
  • I will set a good example of behavior and work ethic for my younger teammates.
  • If I disagree with an official’s call, I will talk with my coach and not approach the official directly. 
  • Team members will display proper respect and sportsmanship toward coaches, officials, administrators, teammates, fellow competitors and the public at all times. 
  • Team members and staff will refrain from any illegal or inappropriate behavior that would detract from a positive image of the team or be detrimental to its performance objectives. 
  • I will be respectful of my teammates’ feelings and personal space. 
  • Swimmers who exhibit sexist, racist, homophobic or otherwise inappropriate behavior will be faced with consequences as seen fit by the coaches and Board of Directors. 
  • I will show respect of all facilities and other property including locker rooms used during practices, competitions and team activities. 
  • The possession, use , or sale of alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances , or weapons by any athlete is strictly prohibited.
  • I will refrain from using foul language, violence, behavior deemed dishonest, offensive or illegal. 
  • Athletes are expected to use available changing facilities at practices and meets. No “deck changes” are permitted. 
  • Team members are reminded that when competing at meets, traveling on trips and attending other meet-related functions, they are representing both themselves and the Vincennes Swim Team Sharks. Athlete behavior must positively reflect the high standards of the club, Indiana Swimming and USA Swimming. 
  • I will adhere and agree to the Locker Room Monitoring, Travel, Electronic Communications, Photography and Bullying policies established by VST. 
  • I will obey the USA Swimming and Vincennes Swim Team rules and codes of conduct. 

 

 

 

 

I understand that if I violate this Athlete Code of Conduct, I will be subject to disciplinary action determined by my coaches and the VST board of directors. 

 

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Swimmer’s signature                                                Date

 

 

 

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Parent’s signature                                                            Date

 

 

 

 

Adopted September 29, 2020