Parents Code of Conduct

Chirk Dragons

Parents Code of Conduct

Parents’/ Guardians’ Code of Conduct

As a parent/guardian of a swimmer/participant in any activity held by Club, you are expected to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any such activity or event:

  • Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
  • Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage their child to obey rules and teach them that they can only do their best.
  • Inform the coach before a session if child is to be collected early from a coaching session/meet and if so by whom.
  • Ensure they do not use inappropriate language within the club environment.
  • Ensure your child’s needs are met in terms of nutritional needs and listen to advice given from the club coach/nutritionist.
  • Never ridicule or yell at your child and other children for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Show appreciation for good performance and skilful performances by all athletes (including opposing swimmers).
  • Show appreciation and support your child and all the team members.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with or in the vicinity of persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
  • Do not enter poolside unless requested to do so or in an emergency. If you wish to have a discussion with the coach check with the club Administrator how this can be arranged.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Do not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the sport (swimmer, coach, umpire and so on).
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Most of all help your child to enjoy the sport and achieve to the best of their ability.

As a spectator in any activity held by or attended the Club, you are expected to meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any such activity or event:

  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  • Never ridicule or scold a young swimmer for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by other spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Do not use violence, harassment or abuse in any form (that is, do not use foul language, or harass swimmers, coaches, officials or other spectators).

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