Sahuarita Stingrays Swim Team

Code of Conduct


All swimmers will be expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with good sportsmanship, strong character and the rules, goals and objectives of the Sahuarita Stingrays Swim Team. Proper respect toward authority, property and other people will be required at all times.

Any violation of the USA Swimming Code of Conduct is a violation of the Sahuarita Stingrays Code of Conduct.

 

 

**Coaching staff will endeavor to provide a safe and instructive environment for young children but are not expected to handle disciplinary issues. **

Swimmers the age of 8 and under cannot be left at the pool for any reason without the companionship of a parent or guardian.  An older sibling that is also on the team cannot fill this role. 

The Sahuarita Stingrays swim team is not a child care service and if your older child displays aggression, horse play, rough housing, or any disruptive behavior they will be requested to exit the pool and wait on the bleachers for parent arrival if none is present.  

 

 

GUIDELINES:

 

All participating members of the Sahuarita Stingrays Swim Team (hereafter referred to as SS), must abide by the following Code of Conduct. By joining SS, all swimmers agree to follow this code.  The actions of each swimmer reflect upon the entire club. All swimmers are expected to act responsibly and maintain appropriate behavior at all times.

 

I. PRACTICE SESSION BEHAVIOR:

A. EXPECTATIONS DURING PRACTICE SESSIONS:

A swimmer will:

1. Maintain a cooperative and respectful attitude toward the coach

2. Maintain conversational voice levels.

3. Be escorted to the pool deck by a parent and ready to begin practice on time. Swimmers should be in the pool area with all necessary equipment, ready to begin practice at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time at which their practice is to begin. This will allow for proper stretching and any pre-practice instruction necessary.

4. Be escorted off the pool deck by parent/guardian if, for any reason, must leave practice early.

5. Observe and comply with the following rules of Sahuarita Unified School District pool used for practice:

a. NO running on pool deck.

b. NO diving without a coach's permission at any time.

c. NO pushing or shoving another person either in or out of the water.

d. NO splashing.

e. NO chewing gum.

f. NO spitting.

g. NO obscene, derogatory, or profane behavior or language.

6. Respect the personal property of teammates or restitution for damage will be expected.

7. Attend regular practice session as determined by the coach.

8. Be responsible for own swim gear and keep all facilities clean.

9. Demonstrate cooperativeness and respect to all persons involved with SS.

10. Gladly, pitch-in, if asked to assist a coach or parent member.

11. Refrain from playfulness as deemed by the coach that can become frightening, harassing, bullying or hurtful to others.

12. Resolve differences through conversation and compromise. Disputes not successfully resolved verbally should be referred to the disciplinary committee member on deck.

13. Practice lane etiquette. Swimmers who stop in the middle of any set for any reason should rejoin their lane as quickly as possible with the least disruption as possible.

14. Avoid unreasonable physical contact. There should not be physical contact between swimmers, which would be considered unreasonable. The SS coaching staff and /or disciplinary committee will deal with these actions immediately.

15. Not throw any objects. Any items in the pool area can be dangerous if thrown.

16. Refrain from the use of addictive substances. Any swimmer known to use alcohol, illegal drugs, steroids or tobacco is subject to suspension from the team.

17. Swim warm-up/warm-down as part of the practice. The SS coaching staff will announce when warm-up/warm-down begins.  At all SS functions, whether it be practice, meets or social gatherings, the SS coaching staff expects all members to behave in such a way that their actions reflect positively on the team.

All members of the Team, whether they are parents or swimmers, should continue to protect and improve the excellent reputation the Team has throughout the state and country.

 

B. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DURING PRACTICE SESSIONS:

1. Disruptive behavior during practices will NOT be tolerated. The intent of practice is to improve technique and endurance.

2. Disruptive behavior affects EVERYONE. The coach will handle disruptive behavior during practices.

a. Any offending swimmer who compiles three (3) verbal warnings for expectation violations in a practice will be asked to sit-out, or be dismissed, for the rest of that practice.

b. If the coach has demonstrated and documented three (3) or more attempts to conform the swimmer's behavior with personal talks and contacts and the swimmer continues the offensive behavior, the swimmer will be assessed a two-day suspension by the coach.

c. For major infractions such as using illegal substances and showing aggression towards teammate or coach either verbally or physically, immediate removal from SS will occur.

3. If the swimmer has been dismissed from practice, they may NOT leave the pool deck area until the practice session is over and the coach personally speaks with and dismisses the swimmer. Should the disciplined swimmer wish to call his/her parents for immediate pick-up, he/she may do so with permission from the coach.

4. It is the coach's responsibility to inform the parent(s) following a reprimand that dismisses the swimmer from practice. This may be done verbally or in writing. The coach will maintain records of each incident; including date, incident description, and swimmer's signature. The record will be kept on file.

 

 

II. SWIM MEET BEHAVIOR:

A. EXPECTATIONS FOR SWIM MEETS:

1. It is expected that each swimmer will participate in the sanctioned swim meets as determined by their group coach and parent.

2. During a swim meet, we are the guests of the host team. We MUST follow the host team's rules.  When hosting a meet, practice session rules apply.

3. Each family member attending any swim meet should display exemplary behavior. Parents (adult/guardian) are responsible for their children's conduct as well as their own.

4. Swimmers must wear appropriate swim suit.

5. Swimmers must stay in the designated area to insure they do not miss their event.

6. Swimmers must meet with the coaches both prior to and immediately following each event.

7. Swimmers must check with the coaches prior to leaving the swim meet.

8. Swimmers will display proper respect and sportsmanship toward coaches, officials, meet administrators and fellow competitors.

 

B. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DURING SWIM MEETS:

1. Disruptive behavior can result in an individual's expulsion from the meet and is usually handled by the meet director or meet referee. If serious enough, the entire Team could lose their opportunity to compete. The swimmer represents SS. Poor manners, poor sportsmanship and poor behavior reflect negatively upon ALL SS swimmers and could jeopardize our invitation to future meets.  Infractions should be brought to the attention of the meet director for possible disciplinary actions.

2. Expulsion from any meet requires the swimmer to be suspended from the Team until further notice.