May 19, 2013
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to the parents of our member athletes. Parents are a critical component to our overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures. There is also a free Safe Sport for Athletes training available on line at USA Swimming. Parents are encouraged to watch the webinar with young children.
The course is online and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. We have had overwhelmingly positive reviews from those who have taken it but there are many more parents out there who should have this important information. We are all responsible for making sure our children are safe in swimming!
To access the free parent education training go to the USA Swimming website at www.usaswimming.org. Once there go to the member services tab, click on programs and services, click on safe sport and then click on training and education or click on the link: http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1960&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en-US