Pacific Swimming
The purpose of PSL’s Coach Code of Conduct is to establish consistent expectations for all coach members of the club. PSL views this Code of Conduct as a guide for promoting a safe, positive environment and good sportsmanship.
All PSL coaches are expected to:
  • At all times, adhere to USA Swimming’s rules and code of conduct. Coaches who exhibit sexist, racist, homophobic, or otherwise inappropriate behavior will face consequences.
  • Model respect and good sportsmanship for participants (athletes), volunteers, families and fellow coaches to follow.
  • Act and dress with professionalism and dignity in a manner suitable to his/her profession.
  • Respect officials and their judgment and abide by the rules of the event. Treat opposing coaches, participants, and spectators with respect.
  • Instruct participants in sportsmanship and demand that they display good sportsmanship.
  • Coach in a positive manner and do not use derogatory comments or abusive language.
  • Succeed with humility and fail with dignity.
  • Treat every athlete fairly, justly, impartially, intelligently, and with sensitivity.
  • Always place the well-being, health, and safety of athletes above all other considerations, including developing performance.
  • Always be attentive to athletes during practice, swim meets or other coaching activities where the athletes are under the coaches direct supervision (refrain from use of cell phone except for emergency situations, stay awake and alert)
  • Continue to seek and maintain their own professional development in all areas in relation to coaching and teaching youth.
  • Always maintain a professional separation between coach and athlete.
  • Be mindful of the impact of social media and their representation of the PSL organization on their personal social media accounts
Any complaints or reports of a coach violating this Code of Conduct will be brought to the attention of their supervisor and/or the PSL’s Board of Directors.
Updated: March 27, 2024