May 20, 2019
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is the separate, independent organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Para-Olympic movement. It is also responsible for creating requirements in the areas of policy, education and training for every National Governing Body (NGB) in the Movement.
USA Swimming, as an National Governing Body, must follow the Center’s requirements.
The Center requires every NGB to implement a Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) by June 23, 2019. This Policy addresses risk areas that present opportunities for abuse to occur.
MAAPP will apply to all adults who interact with and have direct and frequent contact with minor athletes, including adult athletes. All Applicable Adults (including athletes who are 18 years old or will age up to 18 this summer) will be required to follow MAAPP.
All USA Swimming non-athlete members regularly complete Safe Sport training, known as Athlete Protection Training.
Now, all adult athlete members will also be required to complete Athlete Protection Training.
All adult members—athletes, 18 years of age, and all non-athlete—will be required to complete the training annually.
All athlete members who are currently 18 years old or who will turn 18 this summer MUST complete Athlete Protection Training by June 23, 2019!
It is my understanding that not having completed this training will prevent an 18-year-old athlete from competing in a swim meet on or after June 23, 2019.
There is a link on the Snake River Swimming website, Registration page. Please note the following:
*An athlete has to have his/her own log in to the USA Swimming website in order to complete the testing.
*There are three courses which must be completed on a yearly basis.
*After the third test, you are done ONLY after you page down to the box that says “SUBMIT;” if you don’t submit the results, your record will not show that you have completed this requirement.
*Swim meets on or after 6/23/19 may require proof that APT has been completed.
*Programming is being to completed to indicate an athlete’s non-compliance with this requirement during meet verification of registration. If APT is not complete, an athlete will not be considered to be currently registered, and will not be allowed to compete.
Please let me know if you have questions regarding this new requirement.