|Swimming is not always about winning but about having fun and being a good sport. These codes of conduct have been around for a very long time – How many ticks can you give yourself?
- Swim for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach.
- Swim within the spirit of the rules.
- Never argue with an Official’s decision. Let your coach ask any necessary questions. A reasonable question should get a reasonable response.
- Control your temper – don’t mouth off, throw kickboards or other equipment.
- Be a good sport. Applaud good swims, whether it is your team’s or your opponent’s.
- Treat all swimmers as you yourself would like to be treated. Don’t interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another swimmer.
- Remember that the goals of the sport are to have fun and improve your skills.
- Be kind and courteous to other swimmers.
- Co-operate with your coach, teammates, parents, officials and opponents, for without them you wouldn’t have a sport.
- Link to the BCSSA Policies guide – click here!