PIRATE SWIM CLUB

Photography Policy Standards

While the great majority act in good faith, it is a fact that images of children taken while participating in sports can be misused and put our children at risk. This is not something our Club, Utah Swimming or USA Swimming takes lightly. Many Clubs already have a policy in place that require consent to take, retain and or publish photographs of swimmers, coaches & staff. Please review our Handbook & Code of Conduct for Swimmers & Parents.

If you don’t wish to have your swimmers picture taken or used, please fill out the photo consent form in our club’s yearly registration. We ask that you fill out this form every year so that we may abide by your wishes.

In addition, be aware that all photographs must observe generally accepted standards of decency in particular:

  • Only take photos of your children, focus on your child as much as possible and not the other swimmers or instructors.
  • Always ask permission (swimmer or parent when appropriate) when photographing or videoing other swimmers.
  • Avoid taking pictures when other swimmers or instructors are walking along the deck.
  • Action shots should be a celebration of the sporting activity and not a sexualized image in a sporting context.
  • Action shots should not be taken or retained where the photograph reveals a torn or displaced swimsuit.
  • Photographs should not be taken from behind swimming blocks at the start of a race or exhibit a child climbing out of the swimming pool.
  • Photographs should not be taken in locker-rooms or bathrooms.
  • If you have concerns, please contact a member of the Board or one of our adult Coaches on deck. Your swimmers safety is our first priority.

Rev. 2022-08-01