Terms and conditions

Code of conduct

2.1 Swimmer Code of Conduct
This policy is inclusive of all level swimmers. Swimmers must adhere at all times to standards of professional behavior that reflect well on Nanaimo Riptide Swim Team (NRST) in particular, and competitive swimming in general. It is impossible to specify in precise terms all those actions that could be deemed to be prejudicial to swimmers. The following provides an indication of the standards of behavior that, if contravened, are likely to be considered breaches of the code.

  1. Swimmers are responsible for treating other NRST members and other Swim BC members with respect within the context of their activity regardless of body type, physical characteristics, athletic ability, gender, ancestry, colour, ethnic or racial origin, nationality, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion, religious belief, political belief, disability, or economic status.
  2. Swimmers will refrain from criticism of coaches, fellow swimmers, parents and officials, particularly to and through the media. When public comments are made, swimmers have an obligation to ensure such comments are made judiciously, reflective of the facts, supportable and sensitive to the situation(s).
  3. Differences of opinion will be dealt with on a personal or club basis. Serious disputes may be referred to the NRST Board of Directors.
  4. Swimmers will refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language while participating in or observing local clubs, Swim BC or SNC sanctioned activities or events.
  5. Swimmers will not use tobacco, alcohol or other drugs that affect their physical ability, mood or behavior, unless prescribed by a physician for medical purposes. NRST and Swim BC have a zero tolerance level regarding drug and alcohol consumption during and around swimming competition. Swimmers jeopardize funding eligibility (both current and future) and membership with Swim BC if found to be abusing alcohol in and around competition. Swimmers should strive for excellence (according to their ability).
  6. Swimmers will respect the achievements of teammates and opponents. Swimmers will not engage in any behavior that could be construed as hazing. Swimmers who represent NRST, Swim BC, or SNC should behave in a manner that reflects favorably on those organizations.
  7. Swimmers will refrain from using social media in any way that may discredit NRST or any individual person such as a coach, teammate, or opponent.
  8. Swimmers will not engage in bullying as outlined. Bullying is a conscious, repeated behavior of an individual or group with the intention to harm others or aggressive and intended to gain power.
  9. Swimmers will act safely on the pool deck and observe all pool and club rules. Be considerate to your surroundings – abusing aquatic facilities or equipment or any other properties which NRST has contracted is not permitted.


2.2 Parent/Volunteer Code of Conduct
Parents and volunteers should adhere at all times to standards of personal behavior that reflect well on Nanaimo Riptides Swim Team (NRST) in particular, and competitive swimming in general. It is impossible to specify in precise terms all those actions that could be deemed to be prejudicial to parents and volunteerism within NRST. The following provides an indication of the standards of behavior that, if ignored, are likely to be considered breaches of this code.

  1. Parents and volunteers are responsible for treating all other NRST members with respect within the context of their activity regardless of body type, physical characteristics, athletic ability, gender, ancestry, colour, ethnic or racial origin, nationality, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion, religious belief, political belief, disability, or economic status
  2. Parents and volunteers will refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language while participating in or observing NRST, Swim BC or SNC sanctioned activities or events.
  3. Parents and volunteers will abstain from using intoxicants while attending NRST, Swim BC or SNC sanctioned events and activities.
  4. Parents and volunteers will refrain from criticism of coaches, swimmers, parents, and fellow officials particularly to and through the media. When public comments are made, volunteers have an obligation to ensure such comments are made judiciously, reflective of the facts, supportable and sensitive to the situation(s). Differences of opinion should be dealt with on a personal or club basis. Serious disputes may be referred to the NRST Board of Directors.
  5. Parents and volunteers will ensure that they do not in any way misrepresent their qualifications, affiliations, or professional competence to any member or prospective member, or any publication, broadcast, lecture or seminar. Misrepresentation, after due consideration by NRST, could be regarded as a breach of this code.
  6. Parents and volunteers will respect the achievements of NRST, Swim BC and SNC swimmers.
  7. Parents and volunteers will refrain from using social media in any way that may discredit NRST or any individual person such as a coach, teammate, or opponent
  8. Parents and volunteers will not engage in bullying as outlined. Bullying is a conscious, repeated behavior of an individual or group with the intention to harm others or aggressive and intended to gain power.