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What is meant by PREVENT, RESPOND, REPORT? Learn more  here.

 

Click to access: Utah Swimming CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT Resources and To Do's

 

Click here to go to USA Swimming's Safe Sport page

Free Safe Sport Training for ATHLETES

Free Safe Sport Training for PARENTS

Best Practices

Model Travel Policies

Action Plan to Address Bullying (Model)

Safe Sport Electronic Communication (Model Policy)

COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act)

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Swim Meet Safe Deck Plans

Safe Deck Plans designate where spectators may sit at swim meets.  Plans are listed by host club abbreviation

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Club Safety Coordinators

Job Description: Club Safety Coordinator

Welcome Packet: New Club Safety Coordinator

Also see June 2017 Newsletter below

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Specific ways Coaches & Club Leaders can help increase club member safety:

Coaches & Club Leadership:  Do something meaningful each month to help increase the safety of the kids in your club. Below are monthly newsletters with ideas and practical suggestions of things to do.  Pick one and do it!  Why?  Because KIDS MATTER.

February 2018 (Principle of the Month: “Keeping [athletes] safe requires as much diligence and attention as training for competition.” Integrating the USA Swimming Athlete Protection policies, guidelines and best practices into your club structure and culture keeps people safer.)

January 2018 (Principle of the Month: Coaches need CURRENT credentials to maintain USA Swimming coach membership. Only coach members can coach athletes at USA Swimming practice or competition.)

November 2017 (Principle of the Month: Good athlete and coach leadership help build a positive club culture.)

October 2017 (Principle of the Month: Coaches, and others, need to know what their reporting responsibilities are, and how to fulfill them, when a Safe Sport issue or injury is brought to their attention.)

September 2017 (Principle of the Month: September is a month of first, or fresh, starts. Use meetings and other “Season Starting” activities to help athletes, parents and staff learn how to be safer while participating with your club. How? Click to find out!)

August 2017 (Principle of the Month: Policies help everyone know “What’s okay and what’s not.” Good policies can help keep kids, and others, safe.  BUT ONLY IF THEY ARE KNOWN AND USED.)

July 2017 (Focus Principle: All club coaches must complete and keep current ALL USA Swimming coach membership requirements to work with athletes at practice or meets.) USA Swimming Coach Member Requirements

June 2017 (Focus Principle: A functioning Club Safe Sport Coordinator can increase the awareness and use of Safe Sport principles and policies within your club. The result? Increase athlete safety.)

May 2017 (Focus Principle: Having regular short conversations about different team - and Safe Sport - related issues can strengthen a club’s values and open productive communication channels.) 

April 2017 (Focus PrincipleUSA Swimming members and/or member clubs have specific reporting responsibilities.)

March 2017 (Focus Principle: We all want good people working with our swimmers. Pre-employment screenings help promote athlete safety and are REQUIRED by USA Swimming.)

Feb. 2017 (Focus Principle: Good Policies are Part of Every Healthy Team.)