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Parent Code of Conduct

The Preserve Piranhas and the Rocky Mountain Swim League (RMSL) expect all swim parents and spectators to abide by the following Code of Conduct at swim practices, meets and special events:

  1. Display the characteristics referred to in the RMSL Bylaws as well as our Parent Handbook – courtesy, good will and sportsmanship. This is a recreational swim league, intended to bring fun and joy to all participants.
  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 only positive communication and actions. Negativity will not be tolerated.
  4. Show respect for the practice and 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. Your role is either a parent, coach or official; not any combination.
  6. Respect the meet officials and their authority even if you don’t agree with a decision. As stated in the RMSL Bylaws as well as our Team Handbook, protests may only be made by the team’s parent representative to the Referee.
  7. Understand that criticizing, name calling, yelling, using 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 you being asked to leave the pool for the duration of the meet or practice, and that repeat violations may result in a practice, meet or full season suspension.

Finally, at all team events, including practices and meets, parents should enjoy the wonderful spirit and tradition that is the Preserve Piranhas and the Rocky Mountain Swim League.

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