Waterloo Swimming Code of Conduct for Parents and Swimmers
Waterloo Swimming Parent Code of Conduct
Waterloo Swimming (WLOO) has experienced, professional coaches working to develop our children into better swimmers and at the same time teaching and instilling important life skills. These skills include time management, self discipline, perseverance, and sportsmanship. Your swimmer will reap the benefits of swimming long after their participation with WLOO ends.
As the parent of a WLOO swimmer, you agree to follow the rules for behavior and sportsmanship.
Set a good example. Show respect and be polite to EVERYONE.
- Have your swimmer arrive on time for practices and meets.
- Help your swimmer to organize their time so that they will be successful in school and in the pool. Attendance is essential to experiencing success in the pool.
- Demonstrate good sportsmanship. Win gracefully. Lose graciously. Congratulate our opponent(s).
- Assume the best from coaches and officials. We all want to see your swimmers succeed and meet their individual goals.
Know your role
- Swimmers swim. Coaches coach. Officials officiate. Parents parent.
- Love your kids with positive reinforcement and encouragement.
- Do not coach your child at practice or during meets.
- Do not distract the swimmers or coaches by interfering in practices or meets.
- If you have a concern about how your swimmer, please make arrangements to meet with the coach privately during normal business hours.
- Respond in a timely manner for meet entries. The coaching staff has final approval on each swimmer’s meet entries.
- Show up to the meet early to ensure your swimmer has time to check in and relax before their swims.
- Questions about a disqualification? Direct your questions to the coach. Do not approach officials at a meet.
- Do not step onto the pool deck, unless registered with USA swimming and you are officiating or timing.
- Hold a positive image for our team. Wear our Logo! Keep setting that good example.
- Pay your meet fees and travel expenses on time.
- Become a USA Swimming Official.
- Help plan a group social.
If you should conduct yourself in a manner that brings discredit or discord to WLOO or USA Swimming, you subject yourself to disciplinary action. WLOO maintains the right to suspend or terminate any membership with or without cause.
Waterloo Swimmer Code of Conduct
As a WLOO swimmer, you agree to follow the rules for behavior and sportsmanship wherever and whenever WLOO is represented.
Show respect and be polite to EVERYONE.
- Respect the property of WLOO and of others. Do not use others’ property without their permission.
- Do not steal or vandalize anything that doesn’t belong to you.
- Do not use profanity. Do not make ugly comments to others. Do not lie.
- Do not behave in a manner that makes coaches or other swimmers uncomfortable (public displays of affection, sexual harassment, bullying).
Swim Practice Etiquette
- Arrive on time to practices and meets.
- Listen to coaches and follow their direction.
- Do not disrupt your coach or bother others in your lane.
- Practice good sportsmanship and encourage teammates.
- Promote team spirit.
- Wear your WLOO swim cap and team uniform.
- Show up to the meets on time for check in.
- Demonstrate good sportsmanship. Win gracefully. Lose graciously. Congratulate and encourage our opponents.
- See your coach before and after your races.
- Questions about a disqualification? Talk to your coach. Do not approach officials at a meet.
- Remember to be a positive representative of WLOO.
- Use or possession of drugs, firearms, alcohol, tobacco, or any other hazardous substances.
- Conviction for any unlawful act.
- Extreme demonstration of disrespect to property or individuals (vandalism, bullying, harassment).
- Anything that is against our governing body’s rules: USA Swimming or Fina.
If you violate these codes or behave in a manner that brings discredit or discord to WLOO or USA Swimming, you may be subject to disciplinary action. WLOO maintains the right to suspend or terminate any membership with or without cause.