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Code of Conduct (2011 - ) - Section 305.5

305.5 Travel

.1 Regardless of gender, a coach shall not share a hotel room or other sleeping arrangement with 

an athlete unless the coach is the parent, guardian, sibling, or spouse of that particular athlete.

.2 Team managers and chaperones must be members of USA Swimming and have successfully 

passed a USA Swimming-required criminal background check.
.3 When only one athlete and one coach travel to a competition, the athlete must have his/her
parent's (or legal guardian’s) written permission in advance to travel alone with the coach.

.4 Clubs and LSCs shall develop their own travel policies. USA Swimming will provide a model 

club travel policy as an example. Club travel policies must be signed and agreed to by all 

athletes, parents, coaches and other adults traveling with the club.


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