Background-image
Sponsors
Code of Conduct

ATLANTA SWIM ASSOCIATION

SPORTSMANSHIP and CODE of CONDUCT

THE SWIMMER --
1. Treats opponents with respect
2. Swims hard, but within the rules
3. Exercises self-control at all times, setting examples for others to follow
4. Respects official and accepts their decision without gestures or argument
5. Wins without boasting, loses without excuses, and never quits
6. Always remembers that it is a privilege to represent the team

THE COACH --
1. Treats their own swimmers and opponents with respect
2. Inspires in the swimmers a love for the sport and the desire to compete fairly
3. Is the type of person that they want the swimmer to be
4. Disciplines those on the team who display unsportsmanlike behavior
5. Respects the judgment and the interpretation of the rules by officials

THE OFFICIAL --
1. Knows the rules and their interpretations
2. Places the welfare of the participants above all other considerations, giving the swimmer the benefit of the doubt when a call is in question
3. Treats the swimmers and coaches courteously and demands the same from them
4. Works cooperatively with fellow officials, timers, and/or scorers
5. Is fair and firm in all decisions, never compensating for a nervous mistake
6. Maintains confidence, poise, and self-control from start to finish

THE SPECTATOR --
1. Attempts to understand and be informed of the meet rules
2. Appreciates a good swim no matter who completes it
3. Applauds positive performances; does not heckle, jeer, or distract swimmers or officials, and avoids the use of profane and obnoxious language or behavior
4. Respects the judgment and strategy of the coaches and does not criticize a swimmer for not winning a race or meet
5. Respects the property of others and authority of those who administer the meet
6. Censures those whose behavior is unbecoming