1 Thou shall not impose thy ambitions on thy child.

Your child should strive to achieve their ambitions and dreams not yours.

2 Thou shall be supportive no matter what.

Have fun! Every child should enjoy their activity.

3 Thou shall not coach thy child.

You are paying to bring your child to The City of Newport Swimming Club so enjoy all the benefits our coaches can provide. They have all undergone extensive training to make your child’s time a positive one!

4 Thou shall only have positive things to say at a competition.

Your child will aim to give 100% whatever you may think. Always applaud and praise their efforts.

5 Thou shall acknowledge thy child’s fears.

Competitions can be scary when entered for the first time. Do not underestimate how this may affect your child. Be supportive at all times.

6 Thou shall not criticize the officials.

All of our officials give their time freely. If you do not wish to participate as an official, do not criticise those that are.  They have had intensive training to gain the qualifications that they have achieved.

7 Thou shall respect thy child’s coach.

Do not criticise the coach in front of your child. The coach may seem to do things you may not understand but you may not know the coach’s Long Term Development Plan for your child. If you have any concern you must arrange to speak to the coach privately.

8 Thou shall be loyal and supportive of thy team.

Your child is an individual swimmer and a member of a team. Support your child, team and club.

9 Thy child shall have goals besides winning.

To improve new experiences, make friends, to be part of a team.

10 Thou shall not expect thy child to become an Olympian. 

Every child is a winner. We only have winners not losers.