July 9, 2020
The U.S. Center for SafeSport
requires USA Swimming to provide regular and consistent training
for all adults, including adult athletes, who interact with and
have direct contact with minor athletes. USA Swimming requires, as
a condition of membership, all athlete members age 18 and over
complete Athlete Protection Training.
1.If the Athlete Protection Training Course is appropriate for the adult athlete’s cognitive level, the adult athlete should complete the Athlete Protection Training course with a parent or legal guardian(s).
2.In the event the Athlete Protection Training course is not appropriate for the adult athlete’s cognitive level, the adult athlete should complete the most developmentally age-appropriate training offered by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (athletesafety.org/training/index). Once the age-appropriate training is completed, the completion certification shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. USA Swimming will update the athlete’s member record to reflect that the training requirement is complete.
It is the responsibility of every athlete member to ensure the annual training requirement is met applying the criteria provided above.
For more information on Athlete Protection Training, visit usaswimming.org/resource-center/athlete-protection-training