Pacific Swimming


Monterey County Aquatic Team Code of Conduct: Coach


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.


❏    At all times, adhere to USA Swimming’s rules and code of conduct. Coaches who exhibit sexist, racist, homophobic, or otherwise inappropriate behavior will be faced with consequences.

❏    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 his/her supervisor and/or the club’s booster board of directors or the appropriate level of USA Swimming.


MCAT Paid and Volunteer Coach Screening Policy:

MCAT Coaches are screened by the following   

Completed Job Application

Interviewed by 3 or more individuals. Head Coach and two Parent/ Members

Employment Background Screened by Employment ADP Services (dmv check)

Reference Checks on 3 references

highest level of education verification

google and social media search

Phone calls to former employers (to more than one if employed by multiple employers.)

Before Coach is hired or serves as a Coach volunteer, the coach must have all required safety, safe sport and necessary educational requirements. and certifications.

Must pass USA Swimming Criminal Background check.

Must present employer with a Valid ID and Social Security Card or work visa