June 24, 2019
There is a new mandate for training and policies from USA swimming/IN swimming effective called MAPP (Minor athlete protection policy). Most all of this was already in place and has been for a long time. The biggest change is that all athletes 18 and over are now going to be required to take Athlete Protection Training (APT) to practice or compete. The three-part training that is required and is the same is required of our coaches and chaperones. Below is the link to APT for adult athletes and the explanation. https://www.teamunify.com/czinlsc/__doc__/adult-athlete-training-requirement.pdf This is required annually, and can be taken ahead of their 18th birthday, which I would strongly recommend if your swimmer would turn 18 during short or long course swim season. I would recommend doing it in the summer right after long course season. There is no grace for completing this according to what I have read. If you wish to read the new and revamped mandate the link if below. There are a few other parts to this we will address during the start of short course season and be including in our registration process.