Code of Conduct for Parents

The purpose of a code of conduct for parents is to establish consistent expectations for behavior by parents and family members. This is to help facilitate a nurturing environment for our swimmers and a supportive environment for our coaching staff. As a parent/guardian, I understand the importance my support is to my child’s growth and development in the sport. I also understand that it is essential to provide the coaching staff with respect and the authority to coach the team. I agree with the following statements:

  • I will set the right example for our children by demonstrating sportsmanship and showing respect and common courtesy at all times to the team members, coaches, competitors, officials, parents, and all facilities.
  • I will get involved by volunteering, cheering at meets, and talking with my child and their coach about their progress.
  • I will refrain from coaching my child from the stands during practices or meets.
  • I will refrain from interrupting or confronting the coaching staff during practice or competitions.
  • I will maintain self-control at all times and know my role: Swimmers- compete, Coaches- coach, Officials- officiate, Parents- parent
  • I will refrain from video taping other swimmers unless asked to do so by the child’s parent. 
  • I understand that criticizing, name-calling, use of abusive language or gestures directed toward coaches, officials, volunteers, and/or any participating swimmer will not be tolerated.
  • I will respect the integrity of the officials. Only coaches should approach and communicate with officials.
  • I will direct my concerns to the coaches.
  • I will speak positively about Bayside Aquatics but I will not entice or recruit other year round swimmers from local clubs.
  • I understand the above expectations and agree to uphold these rules/ responsibilities at all times. Bayside Aquatics reserves the right to dismiss a family that is not living up to this code.