Olympium Artistic Swimming Club: ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT

The Olympium Artistic Swimming Club (OLYM) provides recreational, developmental and high performance artistic swimming programs in a positive environment in which all persons are treated fairly and with respect. Athletes representing OLYM are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with these values. This Code of Conduct sets out the standard of behaviour that is expected of all OLYM athletes.

It is the expectation that athletes will:

  • Strive for personal and team achievement through complete, consistent and sincere effort
  • Show respect for themselves and for all others
  • Support athletes of all abilities and identities
  • Remain athletically fit and prevent injuries through well-balanced and nutritional eating habits; staying hydrated; warming up and stretching properly; and taking care of injuries by seeking medical attention and following any prescribed rehabilitation plan
  • Learn, understand and adhere to the rules of the sport and to principles of fair play. Fair play includes:
    • Following the rules of the sport and the Club
    • Respecting all decisions of the officials and coaches
    • Acknowledging the good performances of others, including teammates and opponents
    • Accepting victory with modesty and humility
    • Learn from defeat and treat each performance as a personal best
  • Maintain a positive attitude towards all aspects of their training and participation
  • Arrive for each practice and competition on time, with all appropriate gear, well-nourished and prepared to participate to the best of their ability
  • Immediately report to their coach any injuries and/or medical problems that may limit their ability to train, travel or compete
  • Contribute to a positive team culture by providing positive and constructive comments to teammates that motivate and encourage continued effort
  • Conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner as spectators and not tolerate (i.e., normalize) anyone among them who does not
  • Refrain from unacceptable behaviour such as coarse language, angry outbursts, arguing or rude behaviour
  • Be inclusive with teammates and recognize that any bullying behaviour (including cyber-bullying, exclusionary behaviour, etc.) will not be tolerated
  • Act in a responsible manner in relation to the media and with respect to the content of personal websites and information posted on social platforms including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube
  • Let their coach know immediately if they have witnessed bullying behaviour or have been the victim of bullying
  • Refrain from any act that would be considered an illegal offense
  • Never consume alcohol, any form cannabis (e.g., solid, vapour, cream, etc.), tobacco, or e-smoking products as a Minor or while engaged in Activity or Event
  • Comply with all requirements established by the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport (CCES) regarding doping control rules and protocols
  • Help promote and represent the Club and artistic swimming in the most constructive and positive manner possible
  • Must not use confidential information that is gained due to their relationship with the Club for personal profit, or in order to further any personal, private, or public interest.

OLYM Athletes accept that their actions have consequences. Any contravention of the OLYM Athlete Code of Conduct will be addressed by the primary team coach in consultation with the Head Coach, as appropriate, and may result in discipline up to and including expulsion from the Club.

Last revised March, 2023

The OLYM Athlete Code of Conduct aligns with the following provincial and national policies: