Athlete Code of Conduct

As a swimmer's level of swimming ability increases so does his/her responsibility. A swimmer has responsibilities to the team, the coach, his/her parents, and most importantly to themselves. Swimmers need to prepare themselves for a 100% effort each time they come to practice. As an athlete member of PWAC, I will abide by the following guidelines: Practice Conduct:

Practice Conduct:

  • I will do my best to arrive to practice in a timely manner.
  • When I arrive at practice, I will have all required equipment with me, ready to be used at any time.
  • I will be respectful to all coaches, swimmers, and adults involved with the Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatic Club.
  • I will respect the facilities used by PWAC to hold practice, understanding the privilege we are provided with the use of the facilities.
  • I will give full attention when a coach is speaking; this includes eye contact and full mental involvement in the instruction or workout.

Meet Conduct:

  • I will do my best to arrive at a meet for warm up in a timely manner.
  • I will be sure to check myself in by the required time.
  • I will not scratch any events until first speaking with a coach.
  • I will give my best effort in every event I participate in.
  • I will maintain good sportsmanship in victory or defeat.
  • I will act in a way that does not bring discredit to myself, my team, or USA Swimming

Team Conduct:

  • I will be a good teammate at practice and at meets, displaying team spirit and team loyalty.
  • I will take ownership in my performance and understand that my effort will be the cause for my success.
  • I will respect the knowledge of the coaching staff and openly receive their input about stroke technique,training, and race strategy.
  • I understand that it is my responsibility to attend practice and meets, and my progress will be directly affected by my level of attendance and participation.
  • I will provide myself limitless opportunities by maintaining positive self-esteem, and using self -motivation, self-discipline and efficient time management skills to maximize my training experiences.
  • Above all I will HAVE FUN, and allow myself to benefit from all the lessons and joys brought through age group swimming