2020-2021 Parent/Swimmer Code of Conduct

As a member of the Ocean County YMCA Swim Team;

  • I agree to conduct myself in a courteous, responsible and exemplary manner.
  • I recognize that the reputation of the Ocean County YMCA is affected by and dependent upon my conduct and behavior.
  • I will check the team website (www/ocytigersharks.org) regularly to stay up to date on team activities and events.

In order to cultivate a safe and healthy learning environment for participants and foster team and YMCA unity and spirit;

  • I will obey all rules, regulations, and procedures announced by the coaching staff.
  • I will compete and participate in all of my events to the best of my ability.
  • I will exhibit sportsmanship and respect for teammates, coaches, and opponents at all times.
  • I will not in any way endanger the safety of another participant.
  • I will address all questions and concerns directly to the coaching staff in a calm and courteous manner.
  • I will uphold the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

I acknowledge that the following conduct is unacceptable and will NOT be tolerated;

  • Disrupting practices, failing to abide by coaches’ directives, or disrespecting teammates, coaches, or OCYMCA or the pool facilities.
  • Use of profanity or inappropriate language.
  • Inappropriate or unsupervised activities between group members.
  • Destruction or damage to the OCYMCA, any facility we visit, or other member’s property can result in suspension or dismissal from the team. 
  • Possession or use of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or tobacco products.
  • Bullying in any form (i.e. physical, verbal, social).

At travel meets;

  • I will follow the schedule of activities as assigned by the coaches.
  • I will be punctual at all team meetings and warm-up times.
  • I will socialize with OCY teammates or other competitors only in the common areas of the hotel/facility or areas designated for that purpose by the OCY coaching staff.
  • Travel trips that are overnight or longer will require a separate signed agreement before attending the trip.

I understand that failure to abide by the Ocean County YMCA Code of Conduct may result in immediate disciplinary action including but not limited to;

  • Suspension from practice.
  • Suspension from an event.
  • Suspension from a meet.
  • Suspension from the team/YMCA.
  • Forfeiture of all payments or credits for participation in an event and/or program.
  • Dismissal from the YMCA and OCY.  (If dismissal occurs while on a travel trip, the cost of the immediate return trip will be at the participant’s/parent’s expense).
  • Any combination of the above.

I understand that it is an honor and privilege to represent the Ocean County YMCA, and I agree to conduct myself appropriately and honorably at all times at practices, meets, and all other YMCA functions.

I understand that parents/swimmers must assume responsibility for any property damages caused by their swimmer(s), including any necessary costs of repair, replacement, or extraordinary cleaning. 

I understand that the decisions of the OCY coaching staff will prevail in any disciplinary action and that the OCY coaches can make and enforce necessary interpretations of the Code of Conduct.