The STASA logo with the seven rays of the sun represents the swimming clubs from seven provinces that make STASA shine in the Swimming Community.
Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Mindoro, and Palawan comprise the seven provinces under the geographic jurisdiction of STASA.
The swimmer at the bottom of the sun points their unified goal in uplifting STASA as the prime regional swimming association in the country.
The four waves stands for the four core values of the organization consisting of excellence, discipline, partnership and
A prime regional swimming association with committed leaders and members engaged in developing highly competitive swimmers and coaches
through an innovative developmental program.
The mission of STASA is conceptualized in the word SPEED as follows:
upport the national governing body in swimming and its initiatives
romote excellence and discipline among its members and other stakeholders
ducate the coaches and swimmers on the current thrust on swimming programs and water safety
mpower the parents to support the STASA initiatives
evelop short- and long-term development programs
MORAL CODE for STASA COACHES
The Southern Tagalog Swimming Coaches Association(STASCA), the premier association of coaches in the Philippines, aims to provide an
environment in which individual coaches can freely acquire and share skills necessary to function effectively and successfully in their
respective swimming club.
Coaches inevitably may encounter indifferent situations and behaviors within the club and while pursuing his duty thus this basic moral code
in coaching has been created. Every coach must exercise personal judgment and ethical disposition in any situation for the benefit of the
swimmers and the organization as well. Benefit is defined in the context of each team’s healthy working environment in support of STASA’s mission
The Moral Code provides ethical standards and behaviours of STASA Coaches of the different swimming clubs operating within the
Southern Tagalog Region.
It comprises the moral principles in coaching and responsibilities of coaches in their respective swimming clubs and STASA as a whole.
This moral code shall be updated and amended from time to time as the needs may arise after undergoing proper evaluation.
This document is binding for all STASA member clubs.
Why develop Moral Code for STASA Coaches?
- » to define acceptable behaviors of STASA coaches;
- » to institute a framework for professional behavior and responsibilities;
- » to advocate high standards of coaching practice;
- » to benchmark for members to use performance evaluation;
- » as a stratagem for professional growth and identity;
- » as a mark of professional maturity
- » The coach shall master the meet rules and further impart the same to his team members.
- » The coach shall not seek an advantage by cicumventing the letter of the rules.
- » The coach should be able to handle technical concerns and limitations of parents and swimmers during training and swim meets.
- » The coach shall take an active role in the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse.
- » The coach shall avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco products when in contact with swimmers.
- » The coach must teach the right discipline and moral values of competitive swimmers as stated in the code of ethics for swimmers.
- » The coach should be present and punctual in all coaches meeting to be able to plan and strategize STASA and STASCA's projects and set the
correct tone for the coming events.
- »The coach shall exert influence to encourage fair play and sportmanship among swimmers.
- »The coach shall always instill on the swimmers' mind the moral values priority over than the value of winning.
- »The coach must encourage the swimmers to win medals and friends during competitions.
- »The coach shall persuade parents to continuously support all the swimmers especially those with great potentials.
- »The coach shall always respect a swimmers as an individual, taking into consideration the diversity of emotional and physical development
each undergoes according to age group.
- »The coach shall respect the diversity of swimmers according to their competitiveness.
- »The coach shall respect and support meet officials, as well as the STASA and STASCA officers.
- »The coach shall not incite swimmers, parents or spectators against the officials. Public criticism of officials or swimmers in unethicals.
- »The coach must respect co-coaches and understand each others differences.
Responsibilities of STASA Coaches
1. Share Information
- »The coach shall uphold the honour and dignity of the profession in all personal contact with swimmers, officials, Department of Education
Athletic directors, school athletic associations, the media, and the public.
- »The coach shall strive to set an example of the highest ethical and moral conduct.
2. Follow Rules
- » Provide as much information as possible to swimmers and parents about the swimmer’s performance during training
and the potential for improvements.
- » Provide information to parents about the rules of the meets and the need to respect it.
- » Inform the parents on the schedule of swim meets and updates on STASA and STASCA related- activities.
3. Contribute to Team health
- » Follow the prescribed and agreed swim meets and the set of rules attached to it.
Also conscientiously comply with the instructions to support swim officials.
- » Inform the parents of any problems with regards to following meet rules, or explain any part of the rule if not clearly understood.
4. Encourage Unity
- » Contribute to total well-being of every swimmers and parents in the team by encouraging open communication line to avoid
conflicts that will totally affect the swimmer.
- » Show consideration for the rights of other swimmers and parents, understanding that this is the dignified basis and respectful
foundation of the swimming community.
5. Demonstrate Commitment
- » Show unity with other swimmers and parents, working together towards development of competitive swimmers.
- » Share information and knowledge gained during coaches training with parents and swimmers in the STASA community.
- » Enjoin efforts to make the STASA swimming community the prime regional swimming organization in the country.
- » Uphold the ideals of STASA and STASCA in their respective swimming club/team.
- » Be present in different competitions of the team to boost the moral of his swimmers.
- » Uphold the ideals and activities of STASA and STASCA with dignity.
- » Attend the different STASCA meetings and activities to further enhance his personal development as a coach.
MORAL CODE for STASA SWIMMERS
Actions in relation to Ethical Swimming
- Be punctual in routine practices and in different competitions
- Be cooperative with your co-swimmers in the team and in the swimming community
- Be persistent in preparing your best
- Be responsible in all your actions towards other’s property and our environment.
- Be dependable if given a task or responsibility
- Be truthful in doing the given work-ups during trainings
- Be sincere in dealing with co-swimmers and parents
- Be loyal to your team, your coach and STASA Swimming community
- Accept your mistakes or defeat and rise again for your improvement
- Be courageous in doing the right thing
- Exercise self-discipline at all times
- Never indulge yourself in drugs, smoking and other vices that will compromise your health
- Avoid unhealthy foods and practices especially during competitions.
- Practice sportsmanship in every competition.
- Always aim to achieve your own best times in each practice and competition for your improvement.
- Comply with the swim meet rules and traditions
- Value healthy competition with your opponents
- Respect the team officers and the meet officials as well as your co-swimmers
- Be respectful in victory and defeat
- Follow Platinum Rule: “Treat other players as they wish to be treated and honor your colleagues as yourself”
- Give other players an opportunity without compromising your integrity
- Avoid taking advantage of the others
- Be a good role model to your co-swimmers.
- Strive for excellence in any endeavour
- Give back to the sport
- Encourage teammates to be good citizens
- Be compassionate and have empathy
- Be forgiving if anybody offended you
- Be generous and kind to your peers in need
- Avoid being selfish or mean
- Help your team mates swim better
- Be supportive with praises: stingy with criticisms