The Sailfish Swim Club declares that it is the Team’s policy to prohibit discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics.  This policy applies to all acts related to team/school activity or team/school attendance occurring within a jurisdiction of the Sailfish Swim Club. The Team hereby authorizes the Head Coach to establish procedures in keeping with this policy that will ensure that students are free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying. The Team further authorizes the Head coach to provide a mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics described in or with association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Said complaint process must: 1. Require all Team personnel who witness an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, to take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so. 2. Set forth a timeline to investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying that shall be followed by all Staff Members under the jurisdiction of the Sailfish Swim Club. Include an appeal process afforded to the complainant should he or she disagree with the resolution of a complaint filed pursuant to this policy. All forms developed pursuant to the complaint process shall be translated in keeping with Education and State Laws. All individuals making a complaint alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying pursuant to this policy shall be protected from retaliation and have their identity remain confidential, as appropriate. The Team directs the Head coach to publicize the Team’s bullying policy and to ensure that the policy is posted online. Sailfish Swim Club identifies its Staff as the responsible employees for ensuring compliance with this policy. All complaints shall be made to the Head Coach.  This policy shall not be construed to limit pupil rights to free speech as protected by the United States Constitution, the Michigan Constitution, or other applicable law.