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General Code of Conduct Rules
The purpose of the North
Brandywine Swim League Code of Conduct is to establish standards of
conduct that our swimmers, officials and parents are expected to uphold
while participating in sanctioned swim meets of the NBSL. It is
the goal of the NBSL that these standards of conduct
be incorporated into the daily management of the teams within the
league. Any individual with a complaint should be directed to the
NBSL representative or designee who will take the complaint to the meet
referee if warranted.
- All participating teams will abide by this code of conduct.
- Disrespectful, indiscreet or destructive behavior at a swim meet will not be tolerated.
- No team personnel, competitor or spectator shall act in
un-sportsmanlike manner. This includes, but is not limited to, the
The use of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, or drugs
other than those prescribed by a physician, are not permitted
within the pool deck area prior to, during, or after the meets.
No individual shall direct the modification of disqualification cards following the final approval by the meet referee.
No individual shall modify the ribbons or medals awarded to swimmers at preliminaries or championships.
Each team shall maintain orderly conduct at all times, including after-meet celebrations.
No team personnel/competitor shall enter the water without the referee's approval.
The reporting of a violation to these codes of conduct will
be through the team's NBSL representative or designee, to the meet
referee, and written documentation will be presented to the BSL
Executive Committee within 24 hours.
In an individual swimmer, coach, NBSL representative or
designee, or team has repeated offenses, the NBSL officers will be
consulted for further actions, to include barring the offender from
further participation in the league activities.
- Making insulting or derogatory remarks, gestures or acts, including taunting.
- Trying to influence or showing disgust with the officials' decisions.
- Using obscene language.
- Vandalizing property.
- Physical Abuse, defined as any unwanted physical contact
including but not limited to, shoving or striking a person before,
during, or after a meet.
Enforcement of The Code of Conduct Rules
At the direction of the
representative or designee, or at the discretion of the meet referee
and/or the designated lead official, any violation of this code of
conduct shall be communicated to NBSL reps of all attending teams and
will result in any one or all of the following penalties:
- A warning will be issued to the offending party. After
receiving one warning, if the behavior continues, the individual(s)
involved will be required to leave the premises.
- The swimmer will be scratched from the meet and required to leave the pool deck.
- The parent or spectator will be required to leave the meet.
- The coach will be required to leave the meet.
- The meet will be suspended and not resumed until there is
compliance with the instructions of the lead official or NBSL
Penalties for Infractions
- Physical abuse: Immediate ejection and suspension from all
NBSL sanctioned events. Reinstatement application is subject to
NBSL Board approval.
- All other violations which result in an ejection from an
NBSL sanctioned event will also incur a minimum suspension from
the next NBSL meet. This suspension can carry over to the
following calendar year. A second violation which results in an
rejection from an NBSL sanctioned event will result in suspension.
Reinstatement is subject to NBSL Board approval.
- Multiple warnings directed at an individual will result in disciplinary action at the discretion of the NBSL Board.
NBSL Revised February 2009
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