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WAIVER/RELEASE OF LIABILITY

The enrolled participant and the parent/guardian of the participant, agree and understand that swimming is a HIGH RISK ACTIVITY. I recognize that there are risks inherent in the sport of swimming, which could result in (but not limited too) paralyzing injuries and death.

The participant hereby agrees to participate in the Rappahannock Swim League program and hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Rappahannock Swim League, Inc., its coaches, officers, directors, agents, volunteers, and employees, including its swim team and their respective coaches, officers, directors, agents, volunteers and employees against any liability resulting in injury that may occur to the participant while participating in the Rappahannock Swim League program. The participant also agree to indemnify the Rappahannock Swim League Swim League Inc., and the LOW Barracudas Swim Team from any liabilities, demands, claims, or law suits arising from the actions or inactions of the participant.

The participant and the parent/guardian of the participant authorize any representative of the Rappahannock Swim League, Inc. or the LOW Barracudas Swim Team to have the participant treated in any medical emergency during their participation in the Rappahannock Swim League Program. Further, the participant and the parent/guardian agree to pay all the costs associated with medical care and transportation of the participant.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THE ABOVE LIABILITY RELEASE AND SIGNED IT WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF ITS CONTENTS AND SIGNIFICANCE.

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​PARENT & SWIMMER CODE OF CONDUCT

As a member of the Lake of the Woods Barracudas (LOW Barracudas), I am part of a swimming organization that believes teamwork, integrity, respect and good sportsmanship are more important than winning. By signing this Code of Conduct, I agree to follow the rules for behavior and sportsmanship while I am a member of LOW BARRACUDAS. The following guidelines state the principles LOW BARRACUDAS expects all members to demonstrate and uphold.

LOW BARRACUDAS is fortunate to have experienced, professional coaches working to develop our children into better swimmers, and more importantly, teaching and instilling important life skills. These skills include time-management, self-discipline and sportsmanship. Your child will reap the benefits of swimming long after his/her participation with LOW BARRACUDAS ends.

As parents, it is absolutely essential that we give our coaching staff the respect and authority they deserve to run our swim team. Our coaches are hired for that purpose and the Head Coach oversees the direction of the staff.

PART I – PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Set the right example for our children by showing respect and common courtesy at all times to the team members, coaches, competitors, officials, parents, and for all facilities and other property used during practice or competition.
  • Respect the integrity of swim officials by assuming decisions are based on honest, objective evaluations of performance. Only coaches may approach meet officials for clarification of rulings.
  • Understand that opposing teams, including their swimmers, coaches, and fans, want the same positive experiences for their swimmers as we do. Help LOW BARRACUDAS achieve our goals by avoiding criticism either verbally or by gesture. Look for opportunities to build rapport with teams that we compete and work with.
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship during all practices, competitions and team activities. LOW BARRACUDAS wins gracefully, loses graciously and congratulates their opponents either way.
  • Support your professional coaches as they strive to do what is best for each LOW BARRACUDAS swimmer. Our expectations and methods are based on USA Swimming, the American Swim Coaches Association and other recognized swimming
    authorities. Realize that swimmers become easily confused when coached by parents and benefit most from positive reinforcement of the professional coaching staff’s instructions and advice. Your unconditional love and support before and after races will help them best.
  • Represent LOW BARRACUDAS with excellence, respect, team spirit, good sportsmanship, and politeness.
  • If you have coaching concerns, address it with the appropriate coach in private. If you have club concerns, address it with an LOW BARRACUDAS board member in private.
  • Maintain open and honest communication among all members of the LOW BARRACUDAS family. We reach our common goals by working together.
  • Ensure that responses on any of the team's communications channels (voicemails, text messages, etc) remain professional and considerate.
  • Insist that your child refrain from using alcohol, tobacco, drugs, other prohibited substances, violence, abusive or foul language, inappropriate sexual conduct or any other behavior deemed dishonest, discourteous, offensive or disrespectful of others.
  • PART II – PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Assist the coaches in conducting effective practices by ensuring swimmers arrive and leave on time, and bring the proper equipment.
    • Arrive at meets in time for volunteer or swimmer check in, stretching and warm-ups.
    • Know your role. Swimmers – Swim / Coaches – Coach / Officials – Officiate / Parents –

      Parent

    • Do not interrupt or confront the coaching staff on the pool deck during practice or

      meets, including not being present on deck during practice or competitions unless you are working at the meet. Coaches are available before or after training, meets and competitions for feedback or to discuss issues.

    • Assist the coaches by not talking with or motioning to swimmers during practices unless clearing it with a coach first.
    • Do not speak harshly or directly to a child who is not your own. Please contact a coach or a board member if you have an issue with another parent's child. The LOW BARRACUDAS board member or coach will approach the child's parent, if necessary.
    • Maintain self-control at all times. Refrain from inappropriate behavior that detracts from a positive image of the team or is detrimental to our performance.
    • Be an active participant in all fundraising events and other team activities and encourage and support your child by ensuring your child is timely for all LOW BARRACUDAS events.
    • Trust and support your swimmer’s and coach’s decisions around goal-setting, training commitments, swim event entries, and meet schedules. Do not impose your ambitions on your child.
    • Any questions about disqualifications, judging, etc. should be directed to your swimmer’s coach.
    • Get involved....be an official, volunteer at meets, work on a committee, help plan a fundraiser, help plan a group social. Find something you enjoy!
    • Pay your fees on time.
    • Know and uphold LOW BARRACUDAS rules, regulations, management and coach

      directives, and by-laws that are designed to maximize the experience for all swimmers and parents.

    PART III – SWIMMER CODE OF CONDUCT

    The undersigned athlete participating with/for the Lake of the Woods Barracudas Swim Tea (LOW BARRACUDAS) agrees to abide by the guidelines outlined below in addition to those established by the staff.

    • Swim for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach.
    • Make every team practice, meet participation and activity an opportunity to learn.
    • Represent LOW BARRACUDAS with excellence, respect, team spirit and politeness.
    • Follow the directions of the coaching staff, respect official instructions and

      designated chaperones. Disrespect or failure to obey instructions will not be tolerated from any athlete.

    • Practice good sportsmanship at all times to the team members, coaches, competitors, officials, parents and for all facilities and properties used during practices, competitions and team activities.
    • Be punctual and arrive on time for all practices, meets and team events. Pool time is very valuable.
    • Attend all team meetings, practice sessions and swim meets (if registered for meets), unless excused by staff or have made special arrangements with a coach.
    • Be an active participant in all team practices, competitions, fundraising events and other team activities.
    • Swimmers must notify the coach, in advance, if they are planning to leave practice or swim meets early.
    • Wear LOW BARRACUDAS team caps at all practices and appropriate team swim suits and team caps at all swim meets. This displays team pride and also makes it easier to identify swimmers on the blocks and in the water.
    • Focus on every drill and every set. Be committed to putting forth your best effort every day. An honest effort does not include cutting laps, pulling on lane lines or missing send offs/sets.
    • Disruption of practice by an athlete will be grounds for removal. Continual cheating in a practice will be considered a disruption of practice.
    • Pay attention and follow all of the coach’s instructions completely and exactly. If clarifications are needed, ask questions politely.
    • Use appropriate language. Use of profane or abusive language or obscene gestures will not be tolerated.
    • Dishonestly, theft, and/or vandalism will not be tolerated.
    • Indiscreet or destructive behavior will not be tolerated.
    • Every effort should be made to avoid guilt by association with such activities as those

      listed above.

    • There shall be no drinking of alcohol or use of tobacco products or illegal drugs or any

      substances banned by USA Swimming.

    • Swimmers are expected to respect each other. Fighting, intentional touching or striking

      another athlete will subject the swimmer to the most severe discipline.

    Swimmers are expected to follow the spirit of the rules as well as the specific rules. The coach must adapt this philosophy to an infinite number of situations. Swimmers are asked to respect the coach’s directions and give their full cooperation. Cooperation with teammates and staff will produce a productive practice environment and competitive environment for all.

    PART IV – VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT BY SWIMMERS

    The following penalties for violating the Lake of the Woods Barracudas Swim Team's Code of Conduct include, but are not limited to, the following penalties:

    • The swimmer will be given a verbal warning.
    • The swimmer will be pulled out of practice in addition to a verbal warning and the coach

      will contact the parent.

    • Before coming back to practice, the swimmer will need to be accompanied by a parent

      and the parent stay for the duration of practice for four (4) consecutive days.

    • If the swimmer continues his/her bad behavior, he/she will be suspended for one (1) week (there will be NO prorated fee for monthly dues). If the swimmer's disciplinary

      problem continues, the swimmer and parent will meet with the coach to discuss the problem further.

    PART IV – VIOLATION OF THE CODE of CONDUCT BY PARENTS

    Violation by parents who fail to abide by the code of conduct, will be discussed and voted by the Board and may include, but not limited to, the following penalties:

    • The Board will give the parent a written warning.
    • The Board will inform parent that swimmer will not be allowed to practice in next four

      practices or next upcoming meet.

    • The Board will remove the parent and swimmer from the roster.
    • Parent/swimmer will be banned from joining LOW BARRACUDAS in the future.

    Your acknowledgement during registration indicated, you have reviewed the Lake of the Woods Swim Team Code of Conduct with the registered athlete(s) and the athlete(s) understands the Lake of the Woods Barracudas Code of Conduct. You (the parent/guardian) and the swimmer(s) agree to abide by this Code and accept the penalties for not abiding by these rules. Any non-compliance may be subject to disciplinary action determined by the coaches and/or the Board, which may include expulsion from the team.

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    MEDIA RELEASE FORM

    1) I, the undersigned, hereby authorize Lake of the Woods Barracudas Swim Team (LOW Barracudas), its agents and employees the irrevocable and unrestricted right to photograph me, take motion pictures of me, take video footage of me, and/or make electronic sound recordings of me (herein referred to as photographic or electronic reproductions).

    2) I authorize the use of any such photographic or electronic reproductions of me for any purpose, including, but not limited to publication, promotion, illustration, advertising, or trade, in any manner or in any medium deemed appropriate by the LOW Barracudas for educational and other public media (I understand that I may be identifiable from such photographic or electronic reproduction).

    3) I hereby consent and agree that such photographic or electronic reproductions shall be the sole property of LOW Barracudas and that LOW Barracudas has the right to duplicate and reproduce the images as it may desire, free and clear of any claim on my part.

    4) I hereby release LOW Barracudas and its legal representatives for all claims and liability relating to said photographic or electronic reproductions. Furthermore, I grant permission to use my statements that were given during an interview with or without my name, for the purpose of advertising and publicity without restriction. I waive my right to any compensation.

    This authorization shall remain in effect until revoked by me in writing. Agreed and accepted by:Parental Consent

    Full names may be used in articles that appear in the Lake Currents or local newspapers. It is the LOW Barracudas policy to never release addresses or other personal information with the exception listed above.

    By signing the below, I (i) certify that I am the legal parent/guardian of the individual above, a minor under the age of eighteen years (Minor Athlete); (ii) grant USA Swimming permission to use Minor Athlete’s image in photographic or electronic reproductions; (iii) consent that such photographic or electronic reproductions may be used by USA Swimming in whatever way it desires for future promotional appearances; and (iv) hereby agree to assume legal responsibility for authorizations made in this Media Release.

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    MASKS

    I understand that my swimmer must wear a mask when not actively swimming. I understand that as a parent if I have to be on deck, I am required to wear a mask. I understand that if my swimmer or anyone in the household has exhibited a fever, sore throat, loss of sense of smell/taste, or other symptoms, my swimmer(s) can not attend practice or meets. I understand that my compliance with all State and RSL health mandates in mandatory.

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    COVID RESTRICTIONS

    I understand that State and RSL COVID restrictions may change prior to and during the 2021 season and that all families and staff are required to comply.

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    PARENT VOLUNTEER OBLIGATION

    Parent Obligation: Swimming is a community sport. Swim meets can only work if multiple positions are filled. These positions are filled entirely by family volunteers. By signing this, you agree that:

    1) A member from your family is required to sign up for and work at least one shift at each swim meet, home or away.

    2) In extenuating circumstances such as low attendance, you may be asked to work additional shifts.

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    Interested in becoming a Certified Official?

    Are you interested in becoming a certified official? The team is always in need of officials such as Stroke and Turn Judges, Clerk of The Course, Referee or Starter. If you accept, a Board Member will reach out with more information. Thank you!

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