Code of Conduct

All NVS swimmers, parents, and coaches are governed by the NVS Code of Conduct. Each swimmer and parent is required to read, acknowledge, and agree to the NVS Code of Conduct outlining all expectations and rules.

NVS swimmers will:

  • treat each other, coaches, parents and other teams with respect at all times.
  • demonstrate appropriate behavior at all times including practice, meets, travel, locker rooms, and socials.
  • use appropriate language and refrain from using disparaging, denigrating, derogatory remarks or curse words.
  • demonstrate good sportsmanship including cheering for and encouraging their teammates; being courteous and gracious to our competitors.
  • not take part in any activity to embarrass yourself, teammates, parents or coaches.
  • be on time to all practices and competitions.
  • be on deck with all required equipment and suits ready to start practice or a competition at the designated time.
  • remain at the pool site during the designated time. Parents may not take athletes from a practice or completion without approval from the head coach.
  • follow all rules set by their coach, chaperone, or the host team at a completion. In particular,
  • keep food in the designated areas.
  • not de-gel at any pool facility unless given permission in advance.
  • refrain from using electronic devices unless given permission by their coach and/or chaperone.
  • notify their coach of any absence for a mandatory school event, SAT/ACT test, religious function or family event at least two weeks in advance via email and copy [email protected].
  • notify their coach via email with a copy to [email protected] in addition to a text as soon as possible, if they become ill or there is a family emergency. Do not notify coaches by asking another swimmer to say they will be absent.
  • plan ahead by managing and balancing their school work. Homework should not be used as an excuse to miss practice. Concerns should be discussed with their coach in advance.


I have read and understand the NVS Code of Conduct and agree to abide by all the expectations and guidance. If I fail to follow the Code of Conduct, I understand it may result in corrective action, including possibly being asked to leave team.
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Swimmer's Signature Date: *
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NVS parents will:

  • ensure contact and health information remains current by providing updates as soon as possible.
  • not approach coaches during practices or competitions unless there is an emergency. Please send an email to the coach to set-up a meeting, if you have a concern.
  • ensure prompt arrival to practices. Swimmers should arrive 10 minutes prior to practice to begin stretching.
  • ensure their swimmer is picked up inside within 10 minutes of the end of practices. Swimmers should not be waiting outside of the aquatics center.
  • ensure their swimmer has appropriate supervision at competitions. If parents send their swimmer with another parent, an email will be sent to the coach and a copy to [email protected].
  • ensure their swimmer arrives prepared for all competitions with their hair gelled and with all required equipment and suit(s).

Travel (Age Group)

I grant permission for my child to travel unaccompanied by a parent or guardian with NoVa Synchro coaches and approved chaperones to competitions and clinics at sites other than designated team pools during the 2017-2018 season. The coaches or approved chaperones have the authority to see that my child has medical, dental or vision attention as needed. The swimmer's parents or guardians will pay all resulting expenses.

I have read and understand the NVS Code of Conduct and travel permission and agree to abide by all the expectations and guidance. If I fail to follow the Code of Conduct, I understand it may result in corrective action, including possibly being asked to leave team.

Guardian's Signature: *
Guardian's Email:*
Guardian's Signature Date: *
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