SAIL has very strong words about "code of conduct" and disciplinary actions. Unfortunately, some unsportsmanlike behaviors in a higher division last year caused their task force to revise rules. Technical rule 3.4 has been updated to explicitly list conduct violations for swimmers, coaches, and spectators. The referee has the authority to remove violators from the premises. Other penalties include team fines and probation, suspension, or permanent ban of individuals from SAIL. "Disrespectful and/ or unsportsmanlike behaviors" in rule 3.4 may include, but is not limited to, taunting, physical or verbal abuse, harassment, misuse of facilities, or interference with the operation of a meet. Some specific violations are 1. use of profanity, 2. sale and/or use of alcohol, 3. smoking, 4. disrespectful or unsportsmanlike behavior. These rules apply to all areas at the meet venue.
As members of SAIL and of Dove Tree, I beg all of you to create a mature, healthy, and fair atmosphere for ALL swimmers at all times. Please discuss this with your swimmers. (They should even watch what they write on their bodymarkings!) I have no doubt that the Riptides will host and compete graciously!
Private Lessons Available
Coach Evan and Coach Hannah are available and excited to offer private swim lessons. Reach out to them if you are interested.