Fort Myer Swim Team

FMST Code of Conduct

These Standards are provided to promote respect, fairness, civility, honesty, responsibility, and appropriate behavior. These Standards foster a positive environment at all swim meets; establish an atmosphere of respect for all participants, officials, and spectators; produce positive learning outcomes for all; build participant and team spirit; and enhance the sport of swimming.

All Swimmers shall: 
  • Respect all officials at all times, and address them in a courteous manner.
  • Avoid using inappropriate language, profanity, humiliating or intimidating remarks or behavior, verbal or physical assault toward any athlete, coach, team representative, official, or spectator.
  • Follow applicable management, pool, and facility rules, respecting others’ property at all times.
  • Display respect, courtesy, and good manners toward athletes, coaches, Team Representatives, and spectators. Team Representatives shall assist officials in maintaining control of spectators during meets.
  • Demonstrate humility in victory and courtesy in defeat.
Coaching Staff shall:
  • Ensure athletes and coaches demonstrate maturity and good sportsmanship toward other athletes, officials, coaches, and spectators at all times.
  • Lead by example to instill a love for the sport, advance aquatic skills, teamwork and good sportsmanship in their team.
Parents/Spectators shall:
  • Maintain an appropriate distance from the competition area by remaining in established viewing areas and shall not encroach the pool deck or interfere with any officials.
  • Not engage in loud, intimidating, disrespectful, or negative behavior toward officials, athletes, other spectators, support personnel, or pool staff (including lifeguards).

In addition, parents, siblings, caregivers and spectators are NOT allowed on the deck of the pool during practices and meets, unless serving as a volunteer or other official capacity. The only individuals allowed on deck during practice are the swimmers who are practicing and coaches.   

Violation of FMST Code of Conduct

Failure to uphold the Code of Conduct:

Fort Myer Swim Team is a zero tolerance organization. The coaches and leadership staff have the authority to impose penalties for violation of the FMST Code of Conduct. The penalties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Swimmer will be given a verbal warning.

  • Swimmer will need to be accompanied by a parent at practice for a time determined by the coach.

  • Swimmer will be suspended from practice for a time determined by the coach. (Fees will not be refunded.)

  • Swimmer will be permanently removed from the Fort Myer Swim Team.