Message from PNS Safe Sport Chair

I hope this finds you all at home and healthy. During this time of home rest, we can be active in promoting the Safe Sport message and tools we have available to clubs, coaches and safe sport club chairs.

First and foremost, all Safe Sport policies, including MAAPP, apply and remain paramount. 

Do you have Safe Sport on your website? If not, now is a great time to add it.

o    Did you know there is a customizable MAAPP policy? It is required for SSRP designation so if you do not already have it on your site, please add it now.

Great time to become a Safe Sport Recognized Team – Step by Step Process 

MAAPP Reminder on Electronic Communication  -- See Section on Electronic Communication

When considering providing remote workouts to your athletes, please understand that the USA Swimming insurance is designed to provide coverage when a USA Swimming coach is instructing line-of-sight supervised activities with athletes. If you are providing online instruction to your athletes in order to continue to collect dues and keep your team viable, this is a different business model. Our insurance does not cover this model. Consider moving into the realm of online resources, for example:

o    With that in mind, we urge you to work with your local legal resources to develop the appropriate disclaimers and additional operational requirements (every state has different regulations).

o    For information on USA Swimming covered activities visit:

USA Swimming Insurance Program - Covered Activities **updated 3/27/20

For questions or more information, reach out to Joel Shinofield at .

As always, feel free to reach out and we can work together on getting your clubs recognized! I would love to hear what your clubs and LSC are working on during our "dry time"! Stop by the Western Zone Safe Sport facebook page, visit the USA swimming Safe Sport page, and lets connect!


Lesleigh Watson

PNS Safe Sport Chair