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Parents' Code of Conduct

Rocky Mountain Swim League Parent Code of Conduct

updated March 2017

The Rocky Mountain Swim League (RMSL) expects all swim parents to abide by the following Code of Conduct.

At all RMSL meets, parents should do the following:

  1. Display the characteristics referred to in the RMSL Bylaws: courtesy, good will, and sportsmanship. 
  2. Demonstrate good sportsmanship by conducting yourself in a manner that earns the respect of your child, other swimmers, coaches, officials, and other parents.
  3. Support the swimmers, coaches, officials, and other parents with positive communication and actions.
  4. Show respect for the meet facilities and follow the rules of the pool to which you have been invited.
  5. Maintain self-control at all times. Allow swimmers to swim, coaches to coach, officials to officiate, and parents to parent.
  6. Respect the meet officials and their authority even if you don’t agree with a decision. As stated in the RMSL Bylaws, protests may only be made by a team parent representative to the Referee. 
  7. Understand that criticizing, name calling, use of abusive language, or gestures directed toward an official, coach, participating swimmer, or other parent will not be permitted or tolerated. 
  8. Understand that such behavior may result in being asked to leave the pool for the duration of the meet and that repeat violations may result in a multiple meet or full season suspension.

Finally, at all meets parents should enjoy the wonderful spirit and tradition that is the Rocky Mountain Swim League. 

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