USA Swimming’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 a continued commitment to
safeguarding athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to the
Safe Sport policy and education requirements.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”), the
separate, independent, organization that oversees all sexual
misconduct reports in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement created
the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies 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 its Minor Athlete
Protection Policy (MAAPP) addressing one-on-one interactions,
social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team,
locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic
training modalities. To protect our team members, and remain
compliant with USA Swimming we are implementing the MAAPP (Minor
Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy) put out by USA Swimming.
Please read the attached policies that will be
effective June 23, 2019.