Code of Conduct for Swimmers

The purpose of a code of conduct for swimmers is to establish common expectations for all athlete members of the club. It serves as a guide to promote a positive team environment and good sportsmanship. All Bayside Aquatics swimmers agree to the following standards of conduct outlined below in conjunction with the Swimmer’s Code of Conduct as a member of USA Swimming.

❏     Bullying in any form- including use of derogatory terms based on religion, race, gender, or sexual orientation – will not be tolerated and may result in suspension or exclusion from the team. Swimmers are expected to learn and understand the Bayside Aquatics Bullying Policy and shall comply with the standards set forth by the team.

❏     I will respect and show courtesy to my teammates and their families as well as the entire coaching staff at all times. At no time will disrespectful attitudes be tolerated from any swimmer.

❏     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.

❏     I will be respectful of my teammates’ feelings and personal space. I will not interfere with the progress of another swimmer.

❏     I will show respect for all facilities and other property (including locker rooms) used during practices, competitions, and team activities.

❏     I will refrain from foul language, violence, behavior deemed dishonest, offensive, or illegal.

❏     I will abstain at all times, whether on team time or not from alcohol, tobacco, illegal or non-prescribed drugs, or vaping. Being in the presence of those breaking the above rules is a violation and subject to the same consequences.

❏     Consistent with the Athlete Protection Policies of USA Swimming, I will not make any recordings of myself or other athletes while in locker rooms, behind starting blocks, or in any other location that compromises the privacy and personal integrity of any swimmer.

❏     If I disagree with an official’s call, I will talk with my coach and not approach the official directly.

❏     I will wear appropriate Bayside Aquatics attire at competitions.

❏     I will obey all of USA Swimming’s rules and codes of conduct.

❏     I understand that if I violate this code of conduct, I will be subject to disciplinary action determined by my coaches.