The reason of this communication is to let you know about the
new policy (MAAPP) implemented by USA Swimming.
USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA
Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by
June 23, 2019. Many teams will have to
update their travel policies to accommodate these changes.
THIS POLICY APPLIES TO: • All USA
Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members; •
Participating non-members (e.g., meet marshals, meet computer
operators, timers, etc.); • LSC and club adult staff and board
members; and • Any other adult authorized to have regular
contact with or authority over minor athletes. Collectively
GENERAL REQUIREMENT USA Swimming member
clubs and LSCs are required to implement this Minor Athlete Abuse
Prevention Policy in full. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention
Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes,
parents, coaches and other non-athlete members of member clubs on
an annual basis with such written agreement to be retained by the
Please read all documents carefully. Many sections of MAAPP
are very closely aligned with USA Swimming rules, Model Policies
and published Best Practice Guidelines. Now, rather than
recommended practices, they are USA Swimming requirements.
**NOTE**: All adult athlete members (athletes
18&O) will now be required to complete Athlete Protection
Training or their memberships will become
invalid. All adult members—athlete and
non-athlete—will be required to complete the training
five sections: one-on-one interactions,
travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms
and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training
modalities. Please read the attachments for the Policy and other
After reading all the documents attached please sign the
Acknowledgement form and return it by email to:firstname.lastname@example.org or provide a hard copy
to your coach.
Our website will be updated in the following days to include all
the documents related to this new policy.
Thanks everybody for your understanding and collaboration, and
please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.