San Clemente Aquatics: Swimmer Code of Conduct


As a swimmers and members of the SCA Swim Team, I will abide by the following Code of Conduct:



1. Conduct myself with dignity and respect for others and for the property of others.

2. Be on time for practice, training sessions, and meets.

3. Comply with all team rules.

4. As a matter of team pride & courtesy to meet hosts, pool facility operators, & janitorial staff

members, swimmers are expected to leave the SCA team area in a neat & clean condition at

the conclusion of each meet or practice session. This also applies to pool locker/ restrooms,

bleacher areas, pool decks, etc.

5. Practice and teach good sportsmanship.

6. Promote positive team spirit and morale.

7. Offer congratulations and encouragement to his/her opponents.

8. Support his/her teammates at practice and at competition. Working together as a unit will

benefit each team member and is an important part of SCA spirit.

9. Follow verbal directions of the coaching staff. At no time will disrespectful attitudes by any

swimmer be tolerated.

10. Respect the rights and space requirements of other groups using the swimming facility.

11. Follow the SCA Code of Conduct at home, as well as out of town events and at any event

SCA is represented.


Prohibited Behavior: At no times will the following be accepted:

1. Use or possession of any illegal substance (i.e., alcohol, drugs, tobacco).

2. Destructive behavior, including abusive, profane language.

3. Inappropriate or unruly behavior, including fighting or striking another athlete

4. Stealing and vandalism.

5. Bullying, harassment, hazing or isolating another swimmer.

6. Interference with the progress of another swimmer during practice or at any other time.


Consequences for Violation of the Code of Conduct:


This code shall be in force for all San Clemente Aquatic swimmers during practice, during swim

meets, and at events sponsored by or in which SCA Swim Team represents. Disciplinary actions can

range from, but are not limited to; reprimands, being sent home from practice or meets at the

parents’ expense, expulsion from the team, being barred from competition, or receiving any other

disciplinary action that the Board and Head Coach deems necessary if a member fails to adhere to

the Code in part of in whole.



Swimmer Signature Date





San Clemente Aquatics: Parent Code of Conduct and Responsibilities


As a parent/guardian, I understand the important growth and developmental support that my child’s

participation fosters. I also understand that it is essential to provide the coaching staff with respect and the

authority to coach the team.



As a Parent of the SCA Swim Team, I will abide by the following Code of Conduct:

1. Practice teamwork with all parents, swimmers & coaches by supporting the values of Discipline,

Loyalty, Commitment, and Hard Work.

2. As a parent, I will NOT coach, or instruct the team or any swimmer at a practice or meets (from the

stands or any other area) or interfere with the coaches on the pool deck.

3. Demonstrate good sportsmanship by conducting myself in a manner that earns the respect of my

child, other swimmers, parents, officials & the coaches at meets & practices.

4. Maintain self-control at all times & know my role. Swimmers - swim, Coaches - coach, Officials -

officiate, Parents - parent!

5. Enjoy involvement with the SCA Swim Team by supporting the swimmers, coaches & other parents

with positive communications & actions.

6. During a competition, questions or concerns regarding decisions made by meet officials are directed

to a member of our coaching staff only.

7. I will direct my concerns first to my son’s/ daughter’s coach; then, if not satisfied, to the appropriate

supervisor/ Head Coach. If still not satisfied, contacting the Board of Directors is appropriate.

8. As a parent, I understand that criticizing, name-calling, use of abusive language or gestures directed

toward the coaches, officials, parents &/or any participating swimmer will not be permitted or


9. Member email addresses are for swim communication only and not to be used for any other





Parental cooperation is necessary for our club to function. Help is always needed in fundraising, running our

home meets, working on committees, supplying food for our concessions, etc. Please volunteer your time



Some specific responsibilities are:

1. Each family must volunteer their time to help run the home swim meet(s) based on the SCA Service

Hour Program.

2. All families swimming at away meets must fill a timing chair (this does not count towards service hours).

3. Get Involved!

I understand and agree to the above terms and conditions of the San Clemente Aquatics Swim Team in

exchange for the opportunity for my child(ren), registered with this form, to participate in the activities and

swimming program of the San Clemente Aquatics Swim Team. I understand the above expectations and that

my failure to adhere to them may result in disciplinary action.


Parent Signature Date





Violations of the Code of Conduct


As part of the SCA commitment to the Code of conduct, the following procedures are in place to

resolve grievances regarding the conduct of swimmers and coaches. The procedures are intended to:

1. Place primary responsibility with the SCA coaches to resolve disputes between swimmers and take

necessary disciplinary action regarding any violations of the Code.

2. Provide timely and equitable procedures for the review of the coaches disciplinary decisions and for

addressing issues regarding coaches conduct.


Coaches Responsibility


The coaches have the initial responsibility to discipline swimmers for inappropriate conduct. It is expected

that the coaches will use their reasonable discretion when posing appropriate discipline and that any

disciplinary action will take into account (1) the nature and severity of the conduct, (2) any prior disciplinary

actions regarding the swimmer, (3) the adverse effect of the conduct on other swimmers, and (4) the

application of the code of Conduct.

Examples of disciplinary action include verbal warning, removal from a practice, notification to the swimmers

parents, suspension from some or all SCA activities, up to and including expulsion from SCA. These

examples are not exclusive, and it is expected that the coaches will exercise their discretion to fashion an

appropriate disciplinary action, including consultation with both the Head Coach and affected parents in the

case of extraordinary disciplinary action. However, the coaches will take any immediate action that is both

necessary and appropriate under the circumstances to insure the safety of swimmers.

It is expected that any violations or perceived violations of the Code of Conduct will be reported

immediately to the San Clemente Aquatics Swim Club coaches.


Updated June 2015