Athlete Code of Conduct

As an athlete member of the Utica Shelby Swim Club, I will abide by the following guidelines:

1. 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 staff members, swimmers, and adults involved with the Utica Shelby Swim Club.

·       I will respect the facilities used by USSC 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.

2. 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.



 Athlete Honor Code


·        I will be a good teammate at practice and at meets, displaying team spirit and team loyalty.

-     I will THINK before I speak: is it True, is it Helpful, is it Inspiring, is it Necessary, is it Kind?

·       I will be proud to be a member of USSC.

·       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!



 Remember:  Bring only your best every day.  Nothing more is expected; Nothing less is accepted.