WHITE WATER AQUATICS
TEAM CODE OF CONDUCT POLICIES

 

[  Swimmer's Code of Conduct  ]

[  Coaches' Code of Conduct  ]

[  Parent's Code of Conduct  ]

Grievance Period Policy  ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 


WWA’s Swimmer’s Code of Conduct
 

- Treat the Coaches and their assistants with respect and follow their directions.
 

- Treat swim meet workers and officials with respect.
 

- Treat other team swimmers and families with respect, regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
 

- Treat the pool facilities with care and respect.
 

- Treat competitors with respect and congratulate them after each race, win or lose.
 

- Strive to always give your best, whether at practices or swim meets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWA's Coach’s Code of Conduct 

 

The purpose of this code of conduct for coaches is to establish common expectations for all members of the coaching staff of the club. It is to be used as a guide to promote a positive team environment and good sportsmanship. 
 

- Make the best interests of the children in the program the priority in my heart and mind.
 

- Maintain the delicate state of balance between what is best for the individual (the swimmer) and the needs of the group (the team).
 

- Communicate honestly, openly, and in a mature manner and to be approachable and receptive to parents’ and swimmers’ reasonable concerns.
 

- Acknowledge my imperfections, and my humanity, and within those constraints, pledge to strive to be consistent and fair in dealings with team members and to treat each swimmer according to his/her needs. 

 

Any complaints of a coach violating this code of conduct will be brought to the attention of his/ her supervisor and/or the club’s board of directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWA's Parent’s Code of Conduct 
 

- Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all swimmers, coaches, Board members, and officials during practices and swim meets.
 

- Place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win. 
 

- Forgive individual actions by coaches with which I/we don’t completely agree, while focusing on the overall objective of working to help my athlete grow up to be stronger, more self confident and better adjusted.
 

- Remember that the sport is for the youth, not the adults.
 

- Encourage my athlete to treat other swimmers, coaches, and families with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability and set an example by doing so myself. 
 

- Encourage my athlete to routinely attend practices and attend swim meets. 
 

- Bring my concerns to the coaches or board members directly, in a spirit of fundamental mutual interest, and refrain from fruitless discussions of such concerns with third parties. 
 

- Participate in volunteer and fundraising activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WWA’s GRIEVANCE POLICY

 

Coaches’ responsibilities include:

Assessing behavior of swimmers as dictated by the White Water Aquatics Swimmer’s Code of Conduct and all published policies and procedures.

Issuing disciplinary action for any swimmer that is determined to have violated that Code of Conduct or any published policy/procedure.

All disciplinary action is at the head coach’s discretion, and will be issued regarding:


-  Nature of the misconduct

-  Severity of the misconduct

-  Prior disciplinary actions against swimmer

-  Adverse effect of the misconduct on other swimmers

-  Application of the Code of Conduct

-  All Coaches are authorized to take immediate disciplinary action, if appropriate and necessary under the circumstances, to ensure the safety of all swimmers.
 

Categories of Complaints:

1. Conduct of a Swimmer

2. Conduct of an Assistant Coach

3. Conduct of the Head Coach

4. Conduct of a Parent


Registering a Grievance:

Conduct of a Swimmer - Should a parent/swimmer feel another swimmer’s conduct is inappropriate or violates the Athlete Code of Conduct, the parent/ swimmer should discuss these concerns with the coach responsible for the swimmer responsible for the possible violation. This complaint should be made in person or in writing.

Conduct of an Assistant Coach – Should a parent or swimmer feel an Assistant Coach’s conduct is inappropriate or in violation of any team policies or procedures, the parent/swimmer should notify the Head Coach of this violation. This complaint should be made in person or in writing.

Conduct of the Head Coach – Should a parent or swimmer feel the Head Coach’s conduct is inappropriate or violates any team policies or procedures, the parent/swimmer should notify the President of PAC (John Sherman). This complaint should be made in person or in writing.

Conduct of a Parent – Should any person feel a parent is acting in an inappropriate way or violates any team policies or procedures, the parent/ swimmer should notify the Head Coach of this violation. The complaint should be made in person or in writing.


Grievance Procedure:
After an initial conduct review, any disciplinary action will be the responsibility of the Head Coach. A decision, and/or disciplinary action, will be issued as soon as reasonably possible.


a. If the parent/swimmer registering the complaint feels the Head Coach’s disciplinary action is insufficient or unsatisfactorily resolves the issue, the parent/ swimmer may appeal the decision to the Head Coach in writing within 7 days of the initial complaint. A decision, and/or disciplinary action, will be issued by the Head Coach as soon as reasonably possible. Failure of the Head Coach to address the parent/swimmer concerns in a timely manner is a basis for requesting an appeal.

b. If the parent/swimmer registering the complaint appeals the Head Coach and feels his decision/disciplinary action is insufficient or unsatisfactorily resolves the issue, the parent/swimmer may appeal to the President of the Club.

c. The decision of the Club's President regarding any complaint, and any resulting disciplinary action, is final.