Sierra Marlins Swim Team Handbook

Joining and being a part of a sports team can be at times a confusing and somewhat frustrating time for a parent.  The Sierra Marlins Board of Directors understands how you feel, since each of us has been in your shoes at one time or another. To help you with some of the questions can crop up along the way, we are distributing to you the new 2020-2021 Sierra Marlins Swim Team Handbook.

The handbook contains detailed guidelines and policies for swimmers and parents. The handbook also outlines what you can expect from the coaches including an idea of the groups and training programs. Please note that this document will continue to evolve as we evolve as a club, so when updates/revisions are made we will alert you to ensure you are always kept in the loop.

We are confident this document will answer most of your questions as the season progresses, but please don’t hesitate to ask a board member regarding anything you don’t understand. We’re here to help you!

2021-2022 SMST Team Handbook


Coach Code of Conduct

❏ At all times, adhere to USA Swimming’s rules and code of conduct.

❏ Set a good example of respect and sportsmanship for participants and fans to follow.

❏ Act and dress with professionalism and dignity in a manner suitable to his/her profession.

❏ Respect officials and their judgment and abide by the rules of the event.

❏ Treat opposing coaches, participants, and spectators with respect.

❏ Instruct participants in sportsmanship and demand that they display good sportsmanship.

❏ Coach in a positive manner and do not use derogatory comments or abusive language.

❏ Win with humility and lose with dignity.

❏ Treat every athlete fairly, justly, impartially, intelligently, and with sensitivity.

❏ Always place the well-being, health, and safety of swimmers above all other considerations, including developing performance.

❏ Continue to seek and maintain their own professional development in all areas in relation to coaching and teaching children.

❏ Always maintain a professional separation between coach and athlete. Any complaints of a coach violating this code of conduct will be brought to the attention of