Pacific Swimming
The purpose of PSL’s Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct is to establish consistent expectations for behavior by parents. 
Parents and guardians of PSL member athletes are asked to value the important growth and developmental support that their children’s participation fosters. 
All parents and guardians of PSL member athletes are expected to:
  • Provide the coaching staff with respect and the authority to coach the team.
  • Set the right example for their children by demonstrating sportsmanship and showing respect and common courtesy at all times to the team members, coaches, competitors, officials, parents, and all facilities.
  • Get involved by volunteering, observing practices, cheering at meets, and exhibiting care and support for their child’s development and progress towards the goals they set with their coaches.
  • Understand that criticizing, name-calling, use of abusive language or gestures directed toward coaches, officials, volunteers, and/or any participating athlete will not be tolerated.
  • Respect the integrity of the officials and volunteers at competitions and team events.
  • Direct concerns first to their athlete’s lead coach; then, if not satisfied, to the Head Coach and/or Board of Directors.
  • Parents and guardians who exhibit sexist, racist, homophobic, or otherwise inappropriate behavior will be faced with consequences. 
Understanding the above expectations is critical for all parents and guardians of PSL member athletes. Failure to adhere to them may result in disciplinary action.
Updated: March 27, 2024