Code of Conduct

Swimming is not always about winning but about having fun and being a good sport. These codes of conduct have been around for a very long time – How many ticks can you give yourself?

  • Swim for the fun of it, not just to please your coach.
  • Swim within the spirit of the rules. 
  • Never argue with an Official’s decision. Let your coach ask any necessary questions. A reasonable question should get a reasonable response. 
  • Control your temper – don’t mouth off, throw kickboards or other equipment. 
  • Be a good sport. Applaud good swims, whether it is your team’s or your opponent’s. 
  • Treat all swimmers as you yourself would like to be treated. Don’t interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another swimmer.
  • Remember that the goals of the sport are to have fun and improve your skills.
  • Be kind and courteous to other swimmers.
  • Co-operate with your coach, teammates, parents, officials and opponents, for without them you wouldn’t have a sport.