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USA Swimming ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING

This is an important notice for all USA Swimming members who need to renew their Athlete Protection Training this fall.

*Reminder that the APT will not be available 8/28-31 in preparation for this change.*

NEW PLATFORM, NEW COURSES

On September 1, USA Swimming will launch LEARN, a new online learning management system!  LEARN stands for Leadership Education and Resource Network and will become the online education hub in the coming months.  Safe Sport is the first program to host its courses, and all APT requirements will be completed on LEARN.

The Athlete Protection Training requirement is good for two years.  If your requirement expires this year (12/31/2017), please follow these steps to access the system and complete the APT requirement.

  1. After September 1, go to www.usaswimming.org/apt or www.usaswimming.org/learn
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and DOB into the fields and click “SEARCH”
  3. Click on your name to access the LEARN site.
  4. You must take two short courses to earn 75 points:
    1. “Safe Sport: Ready, Set, Go” (50 pts.) and
    2. EITHER: “Preventing Bullying” OR “What Would You Do?” (25 pts. each)
  5. Once you have completed your courses, your membership record will update with a new APT expiration date within 24 hours.

HOW DO I COME BACK TO LEARN IF I LOGOUT?

As a member, you must always enter LEARN by entering your name and DOB at www.usaswimming.org/apt or www.usaswimming.org/learn.  If you make a non-member account on LEARN, you will not receive credit for the courses you take.

WHY TWO COURSES?

You talked, we listened!  As the membership has embraced Safe Sport, you’ve requested educational materials that address the day-to-day efforts of cultivating a positive, healthy, and abuse-free environment on pool decks, during team travel, and during all swimming activities.  By offering a variety of shorter courses on different subjects, we’re better able to meet this request.

In the coming months, more courses will be added that speak to using Safe Sport best practices on a daily basis.  These courses can be taken at any time to count toward your next APT renewal.

WHEN WILL NEW MATERIAL BE AVAILABLE?

In the coming months, new courses will be available for members.  Safe Sport is the first program to host is content on the platform, however other programs will soon have courses available.  Follow USA Swimming on social media and watch for announcements and newsletters regarding new offerings.

WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

For the quickest response, please send questions to learn@usaswimming.org