Team Rules and Code of Conduct
Our goal is for each swimmer to have a fun and safe season. In order to achieve this, each team member or his/her parent or guardian must understand, agree to, and abide by our team rules and code of conduct. Should a swimmer or parent fail to comply with the rules, he/she may lose team privileges. First time offenders will receive a verbal warning from the Head Coach or swim team board President. Upon a second violation, the swimmer or parent will receive a written letter of admonition and will be required to sign a behavior contract in order to remain with the team. A third violation will result in dismissal from the team.
- The Leeland Station Swim Team adheres to the rules of the Rappahannock Swim League and the Leeland Station community pool. We also respect the rules of any facility hosting an event. Swimmers and family members must obey the instructions of the lifeguards and event officials.
- Parents must participate at swim team functions. It is your responsibility to volunteer for and fill your swim meet job and committee assignment. If you have a swimmer swimming in a swim meet, a family representative is required to work during one session (half of a meet). Six sessions of volunteering must be completed to fulfill the family’s volunteer requirement for the season. Failure to complete your volunteer commitment may result in the swimmer(s) not being entered in the next meet. Ignoring your volunteer commitment may jeopardize enrollment for following seasons.
- Parents should not interrupt the coaches during team practice and meets. For safety and instructional reasons, the coaches’ attention must be focused on the swimmers. If you feel it necessary to contact the coaches please wait until after practice or email the coach through the team website. Alternately, you may also address your questions to a Swim Team Board member who will then relay your concerns to the Coach.
- All swimmers should check the information board during each practice.
- There is no open swim during practice hours. All parents and siblings not involved with the team must stay out of and away from the pool.
- All swimmers are expected to attend as many practices as possible. Please tell the Head Coach if you are practicing with another team. Swimmers must let the coach know if they will not be able to swim at any meet as soon as possible. This will allow the coach to enter someone else in the events. Please leave a notice or send an email to the coach and Volunteer Coordinator.
- Each swimmer is expected to be on time and ready to hit the water!
- Parents may not leave children ages 12 and under unsupervised at the pool.
- The team must keep an Emergency Information Sheet on hand for each swimmer. Parents are responsible for keeping that information up to date. A current emergency contact person and phone number must be available in case a child becomes ill or injured after the parent leaves the pool.
- Swimmers and parents are expected to behave in a courteous, non-disruptive manner in and around the pool, locker room, and at swim meets. Discourteous or unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated.