Starting July 23, 2019, 18+ athletes will not be permitted to swim
in competition unless the Athlete Protection Training (APT)
requirement has been met! A pre-meet membership verification will
flag the athletes that have not completed the requirement and the
meet host and club coach will be notified of the
Any 18+ athletes who plan to attend meets this summer July 23 or
later (Sectionals, Futures, Jr/Senior Nationals, etc.), will need
to meet the requirement in order to participate at the meet.
The training is free and online at:
Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)
All clubs should be well on their way to being compliant with
and INFORMATION are key to implementation of MAAPP and all
Safe Sport policies.
Sample forms are available on both the Ohio Swimming and USA
Swimming web-sites. It is the responsibility of each club to
make this information available to all members AND to have signed
confirmation from members that they have received, and are aware,
of the purpose, policies, and protocol for MAAPP and your
There’s a convenient MAAPP information page on the OSI
website under Safe Sport>MAAPP.
Coaches, athletes, and parents all have educational opportunities.
Coaches and adult athletes have required training
modules. Minor athletes and parents also have appropriate and
applicable training available as well. Training for Safe Sport
is free at all levels!
Safe Sport Recognized Programs
Congratulations to WTRC Sharks and Buckeye Swim Club – the
first Safe Sport Recognized Programs in the Ohio LSC.
For more information about how to become a recognized program,
If you have questions about Safe Sport, please contact USA Swimming
OSI Safe Sport Chair