REQUIREMENTS OF TEAM MEMBERSHIP

  • To have the DESIRE to become part of a competitive and successful swim team.
  • Commitment to progress and improvement through hard work and dedication to training.

Individuals wishing to join our Club must be able to complete one length of front crawl and one length of backstroke. All potential members are subject to a proficiency evaluation with a coach before membership is secured.  Upon completion of the evaluation, the coach will decide what group the potential swimmer will be placed in based on swimming ability, age, and strength. Training groups are discussed further in our Policies and Procedures Handbook.

 

OPST CODE OF CONDUCT: ATHLETES

The purpose of a code of conduct for athletes is to establish a consistent expectation for athletes’ behavior.  By signing this code of conduct, I agree to the following statements:

  • I will respect and show courtesy to my teammates, coaches, and competitors at all times.
  • I will demonstrate good sportsmanship at all practices and meets.
  • I will set a good example of behavior and work ethic for my younger teammates.
  • I will be respectful of my teammates’ feelings and personal space.  Swimmers who exhibit sexist, racist, homophobic, or otherwise inappropriate behavior will be faced with consequences.
  • I will be on time and prepared (both equipment and mentally) for scheduled practices and swim meets
  • I will show respect for all facilities and other property (including locker rooms) used during practices, competitions, and team activities.
  • I will refrain from foul language, violence, behavior deemed dishonest, offensive, or illegal.
  • If I disagree with an official’s call, I will talk with my coach and not approach the official directly.
  • I will obey all of USA Swimming’s rules and codes of conduct.
  • I will obey all of Safe Sport policies; which includes but not limited to, no cell phones or any devices that include a camera or video capabilities in locker rooms at practices and meets.