Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy
USA Swimming MAAPP (Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy)
USA Swimming and ASK Swim's top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitmemt to safeguarding our athletes. USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to our Safe Sport policy and education requirements for all USA Swimmming Clubs
The U.S. Center for Safe Sport ('the Center"), the separate, independent, organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement created the MAAPP to set a baseline for acceptable safety standards that limit one on one interactions between adults and minor athletes.
On April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released it Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP) addressing 5 focal areas:
One on One interactions
Social media and electroonic comminications,
Travel: local and team
Massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities.
We need every family to read and acknowledge the MAAPP Policy. Please if you have any questions about this enhanced protection for our athletes and how ASK Swim is doing everything we can to keep our swimming family safe, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
After signing the acknowledgment, please email back to me or you can print it and give to one of the coaches. We need to have a copy of everyone’s signed form. Please read carefully the 5 points of interest. Please get this back to me as soon as possible.