Become a Safe Sport Recognized Club and demonstrate your team's
commitment to safeguarding your athletes and all participants!
USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA
Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by
June 23, 2019. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one
interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications,
locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic
training modalities. For more information about the Policy and
other education materials, click here.
The Safe Sport Recognized Club program allows a member club to
demonstrate its commitment to creating an abuse-free, safe,
healthy, and positive environment for all of its members through
the development and implementation of Minor Athlete Abuse
Prevention and Anti-Bullying, Safe Sport Best Practices, and
Athlete Protection Training.
Safe Sport Recognized Clubs earn a badge to display on their
website, and these clubs will be designated as Safe Sport
Recognized in USA Swimming’s Find-a-Team online search tool.
what's involved in the safe sport recognition program?
Policies, procedures, and best practices: clubs will share their
Athlete Protection Policies and the other measures to safeguard
Personnel: a big part of successfully implementing Safe Sport is
getting the right people involved. Clubs will demonstrate the
screening and selection procedures for staff and volunteers.
Training and Education: clubs will be awarded points when minor
athletes and parents complete the Safe Sport online courses, as
well as hosting in-person Safe Sport-related training.
Reporting: clubs will detail communication to members about how to
report misconduct to USA Swimming Safe Sport and the U.S. Center
how do i get started?
Similar to Club Recognition, club administrators log into the Club
Portal (below) to begin the process. Safe Sport Recognition
renewed every 2
Contact Matt Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org