Code of Conduct
Goals and Philosophies
The purpose of East Ridge’s swimming & diving team is to promote physical fitness, develop leadership qualities and sportsmanship, encourage team involvement, foster self-discipline and self-confidence, and to provide a competitive experience and environment where an athlete’s potential may be reached. The biggest interest is to use swimming or diving for teaching life skills, such as:
Practice and meet attendance is expected. Each athlete has the option to use 2 personal days. These personal days may be used any reason; studying for a test, catching up on school work, mental break, etc. An excused absence will be granted with notification from a parent or teacher. Any other absence will be considered unexcused.
Updated(2013) -Missing practice due to work will not count as an excused absence. Work related misses will automatically be classified under a Personal Day, if available. If no Personal Days are available, they will be unexcused. Recall, athlete will not be eligible to compete in the first meet proceeding and unexcused absence.
Three unexcused absences will lead to a forfeiture of earning a letter and sitting out the following meet. Any further unexcused absence will also lead to ineligibility of the next meet.
If practice the day before a meet is missed, the athlete will automatically be forced to sit out the meet. This includes excused absences and Personal Days.
Athlete will lose eligibility for the week’s meet if two practices are missed.
*Excused absences include illness, family vacation, religious conflict, college visits—only with proper notification.
All athletes are expected to abide by the code of conduct set forth by ERHS and MSHSL. Any occurrences of mistreatment, disrespect, prejudice, racism, language, etc. will have consequences that will be dealt by the head coach as deemed appropriate. Consequences may include but are not limited to suspension, forfeiture of letter or dismissal from team.
Drug and Alcohol
Athletes must abide to East Ridge policies and laws set forth by the State of Minnesota.
1st offense: 2 week suspension from any team activity and forfeiture of letter.
2nd offense: Dismissal from team