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MERIDIAN SWIM ASSOCIATION’S SWIMMER CODE OF CONDUCT

(as written in our MSA Handbook)

 

Members of Meridian Swim Association must abide by the following Code of Conduct. When joining the team, members must agree to follow team rules and code of ethics. The actions of each swimmer and parent reflect upon the entire club. MSA swimmers are expected to act responsibly and exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. MSA swimmers are expected to behave in an exemplary manner.

 

The following rules are in effect at all times:

  1. Swimmers are expected to follow coach instructions at all times without being disruptive.

  2. Swimmers are expected to maintain a positive attitude.

  3. Swimmers are expected to come to practice and focus on improving their abilities.

  4. Swimmers must notify coaches before leaving practice or swim meets early.

  5. Swimmers shall commit to teamwork and support the values of discipline, loyalty, and hard work.

  6. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated at any time.

  7. Any swimmer who is in possession or known to use alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco in any manner is subject to suspension or dismissal from the team.

  8. Any swimmer involved in stealing or vandalism of any kind is subject to suspension or dismissal from the team.

  9. No swimmer shall participate in any activity that is considered hazing, initiation, or bullying.

  10. No swimmer shall interfere with the progress of another swimmer, during practice or otherwise.

  11. Taunting, splashing, name-calling and any other behavior considered detrimental to the team will result in serious disciplinary action.

  12. Swimmers shall not display inappropriate affection toward each other during team activities.

  13. Swimmers shall demonstrate good sportsmanship, humility, grace, and dignity at all times whether at practice or at meets, regardless of the outcome of a race or competition.

  14. Unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated at any time. This includes inappropriate language, gestures, and physical behavior toward another person.

  15. Failure to follow Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action or, if necessary, dismissal from team.

 

When correction is appropriate, swimmer will first be reprimanded by their Coach with correction and expectation of behavior. If same behavior is repeated, Head Coach will be notified, and swimmer will receive appropriate reprimand. If both of the previous corrective interactions fail to resolve said issue, parents will be notified, and swimmer will be put on probation. All swim team members shall abide by these team rules which will help us meet our goals with respect to being good community representatives, improving our swimming techniques, and times, developing socially, and enhancing our swimming experience. I recognize my responsibility to abide by the rules and requirements of MSA. Should I conduct myself in such a way that brings discredit or discord to MSA, I voluntary subject myself to disciplinary action. MSA maintains the right to terminate any membership with/without cause in the interest of our vision, mission, and objectives.