JAX Swimmer Code of Conduct:

I will help create a safe, respectful, and friendly environment.

  • I will respect all others, including my coaches, teammates, opponents, parents, officials, spectators, facility staff, and all adults and authority figures.
  • I will listen to and follow directions from my coaches. I will refrain from talking when a coach is talking.
  • I will follow lane etiquette rules established by the coach at all times. This includes circle swimming, no pulling or hanging on lane ropes, and no physical contact with other swimmers.
  • I will not physically, verbally, or in any way abuse, threaten, or intimidate another person. I will follow the JAX Electronic Communication Policy and the JAX Anti-Bullying Policy. Anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell a coach or board member.

I will behave in a way that is a credit to the JAX team.

  • I will do my best in practice and in meets by starting on time, working hard, and remaining positive.
  • I will remember that I am a guest at practice, meet, and event facilities. I will clean up after myself, take good care of equipment, and respect the property of others.
  • I will abide by the rules and directives of University of Memphis, Lambuth. This includes pool rules, building rules, parking requirements, and traffic laws.
  • I will not use tobacco products or consume alcoholic beverages and/or drugs, except for the appropriate use of over-the-counter or prescribed medications.

I will display good sportsmanship at all times.

  • I will be a positive team swimmer who supports and encourages others.
  • I will learn the rules and work hard to follow them. I will accept and abide by the decisions of coaches and officials.
  • I will not use rough tactics, trash talk, or abusive or offensive language or gestures.
  • I will maintain my composure and refrain from unsportsmanlike conduct such as throwing equipment or any other forceful action at any time.

I will follow the JAX Swimmer Code of Conduct because doing so will help me and my teammates reach our potential as athletes and young adults, and will help JAX achieve its mission and vision.

 

SPECIFIC PRACTICE RULES:

  1. Start on time with equipment ready.

  2. Listen attentively.

  3. Follow instructions without debate or delay.

  4. Show respect for others, their belongings, and the facility.

  5. Display good sportsmanship and lane etiquette. 

 

BEHAVIOR CORRECTION STEPS:

  1. Specific verbal correction. Issue recorded and parent notified if it continues.

  2. Time-out for 5-10 minutes. Coach notifies parent and head coach. Issue recorded.

  3. Swimmer removed. Immediate parent contact. Head Coach notified. Conference required before returning. Board will be informed.

  4. Extended suspension or removal. Board involvement.

 

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