Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct
All Swimmers will participate on the Sudbury Swim Team agreeing to a swimmer's code. This includes:

Respect
Follow coaches instructions. Each swimmer is expected to begin and end swim sets as directed. If a swimmer behind you is on your feet, at the wall, it is expected you will allow them to move ahead of you.
Do not leave immediately after the person in front of you. Always wait 5 seconds between each swimmer unless directed otherwise.
It is considered rude swimming if you swim on a person’s feet on purpose and it is considered rude swimming if you do not move when you are being tapped on the feet.
It is the team's expectation that you will treat your fellow swimmers with respect in the water and in the locker rooms.
There is zero tolerance on this team for any behavior that is dangerous, spiteful, disrespectful or hurtful.

Reliability
Arrive on time with enough time to change. Get in the water on time with your cap on and goggles.
Use the bathroom before practice. Arrive to meets before the warm-up begins.

Self-care
Take care of your bodies. It is the swimmer's responsibility to maintain his/her physical self during the season. This means getting enough sleep each night, eating healthy food and stretching.

Positive Attitude
Maintain positive attitude for the sport, yourself, your fellow swimmers and coaches. Swimming is greatly affected by your attitude.

Mindful Work
Each swimmer is expected to thoughtfully approach all activities.
If the coaches give you a technique or adjustment for your strokes, it is expected that you will adjust your stroke or technique. It is expected that you are on the team because you want to improve your swim times. This takes hard work and perseverance over a 20 week season.
If you have something you want to work on, it is your responsibility to speak to the coaches; they cannot read your minds. They want to help, so seek them out if you have a particular need you feel isn¹t being met.

Attendance
Demonstrate excellent attendance. The season is planned expecting all swimmers to attend at least 2, if not the 3 practices. If you miss a practice, you miss out.
Keep your absences to a minimum so you can benefit from all that is offered and improve your times.

Responsibility
It is the swimmers responsibility to give the coaches notice if you will not be at a meet by the Monday prior to the meet. It is the team expectation that you will stay till the end of the meet.
It is the team expectation that you will attend at least 6 meets and the championship meet. It is the team expectation that you will pick up your belongings and any trash in the pool area and gyms after you are done swimming. You will treat the pool environment well, including the locker rooms.

Sportsmanship
It is the team expectation that you will lose and win your races with grace and respect for your competitor.
This means saying 'good race' to the person in the lane next to you and even shaking their hand at the end of the race. It means saying 'good luck' before the race to your teammates and competitors. It means cheering your team on during the races. It means swimming the events the coaches enter you in at each meet -- without complaint.

  • Respect for your coaches and teammates
  • Arrive on time with enough time to change
  • Take care of your bodies
  • Maintain positive attitude for the sport, yourself, your fellow swimmers and coaches
  • Each swimmer is expected to thoughtfully approach all activities
  • All swimmers must attend at least 2 practices each week
  • lose and win your races with grace and respect for your competitor