Code Of Conduct
The Stony Plain Sharks Swim Club has zero-tolerance for any illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and/or abusive behavior, such as yelling and/or use of obscene or offensive language. Such behavior will result in immediate expulsion from the Club with no refund of registration fees and the swimmer will be required to return any Club provided gear.
As a representative of the Stony Plain Sharks Swim Club, you inherit the pride of being associated with one of the largest swim clubs in Alberta. This Code of Conduct exists to ensure that whenever Shark swimmers, parents, and coaches represent the Club that their behavior is superior in and out of competition including any practices, functions, events or meetings.
Code of Conduct for Parents, Swimmers, and Coaches:
- Perform in a manner that brings honor to your family, your Club and yourself!
- Conduct yourself morally, dress respectfully and use only acceptable language.
- Show respect for and cooperate with meet officials, pool staff, teammates, coaches, volunteers and competitors.
- Refrain from the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs or any type of performance enhancing drugs
- Follow all ASSA, team, meet and facility rules in all locations at all times.
The Stony Plain Sharks Swim Club has zero-tolerance for any illegal and/or abusive behavior, such as yelling and/or use of obscene or offensive language. Such behavior will result in immediate expulsion from the Club with no refund of registration fees.
As an athlete you are responsible specifically for the following:
- Be a leader, by always having and showing a positive respectful attitude, encourage and support your teammates, cooperate with your coaches and behave with a spirit of sportsmanship and sport leadership.
- Be a team player, by participating in relays, by making friends, having fun, competing for your own enjoyment, wishing success and cheering on your team swimmers and represents the Club in team uniform.
- Be dedicated to excellence, always strive to do your personal best, work your hardest and attempt to perfect new strokes or participate in all race types.
- Be respectful, always be respectful of others and their property, and be polite and cooperative when speaking with coaches, volunteers, teammates, competitors, and officials. Showing respect at all times and making good judgment not to bully/harass/intimidate, or gossip by any means of telephone, email, and all forms of social media and in person.
- Be safe, always obeys swim facility rules, lifeguards, and swims meet officials, report unsafe or suspicious behavior and unsafe equipment to coaches or meet officials.
- Be responsible, always take responsibility for your actions, have all your training equipment prepared and ready for use, maintain your Club clothing and wear Club clothing at competitions.
- Be on time, always be on time or early as required for all practices, warm ups, and meet events; notify your coach if unable to attend meets on a timely manner so they can be respectful to the host club of the meet.
- Have fun, follow the Code of Conduct, and meet new friends in your Club and in others and for the good of the Club.
As a parent/guardian of a Sharks swimmer, you are specifically responsible for the following:
- Respect the decisions made by swim officials, coaches or lifeguards on duty, parents and spectators.
- Encourage your child to participate in all Club activities, stroke lessons and relays, to do their best and to show good sportsmanship at all times.
- Support my child in their desire to swim and support the coaches and Club Executive Board in their efforts to establish and maintain a positive training and competitive environment.
- Allow the coaches to do the coaching. Comments and complaints are welcome, however, refrain until after practice or a swim meet and arrange to meet with two Club Executive Board members.
- Participate in the official training course(s) as offered by Swim Alberta and ASSA (free of charge).
- Assist with ongoing success of the Club by taking a leadership role on the Club Executive at some time during your child’s summer swimming career.
- Participate in the volunteerism as required and the fundraising activities.
- Volunteer or officiate at ASSA swim meets your child attends and the Sharks Club swim meet or events.
I have carefully read, understand and agree to abide to the Stony Plain Sharks Code of Conduct. If I break the Code of Conduct, the Sharks Executive Board may dismiss me from the Club pending a disciplinary review.