USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter
The purpose of this newsletter is to provide a foundation that
allows for direct on-going communication with each of you.
Information contained within will cover the most current Safe Sport
related information. If you have any feedback, comments or
suggestions, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Safe Sport Events
Safe Sport Chairs Workshop! The
LSC Safe Sport Chairs Workshop took place on June 6-7, in Denver,
CO. The workshop was well attended with 33 LSCs represented. The
weekend was filled with great conversation, participation and
brainstorming of goals. Thank you to all the attendees who made
this workshop a productive one.
Regional Coaches Clinics! Coming
this fall, Safe Sport staff will travel to the four Regional
Coaches Clinics to facilitate conversations about strategies for
sustaining a safe, healthy environment on your team. The regional
coaches clinics will be held in Norfolk, VA (8/14-8/16); Austin, TX
(8/21-8/23); Tulsa, OK (9/18-9/20); and Fairfield, CA
(10/23-10/25). For further information please go here.
Training numbers to date: In the
first half of this year USA Swimming Safe Sport staff has had the
opportunity to present to a number of different groups. Between
camps and trainings at the Olympic Training Center, Regional
Coaches Clinics, Swimposiums and other opportunities, staff has
trained 1,353 people since January 1st. We believe that in-person
trainings are the best way to spread the Safe Sport message. We are
happy to speak to anyone interested in bringing a training to their
team or Swimposium. To request a training or Safe Sport speaker,
please complete the online Speaker Request Form under “Access
Training Materials” at www.usaswimming.org/protect or contact Safe
Sport Education Specialist Maggie Vail at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more
Safe Sport Awareness
Shout out to Safe Sport Chairs
Paul Stauder (IN) and Maureen Lennon (CA), just to name a few, who
continue to do great work in their LSCs. They are really working
hard on encouraging their LSC membership to take the online
trainings and take advantage of in person trainings. Any chairs
that want to discuss goals in spreading the Safe Sport word or how
to implement them please feel free to reach out to fellow Safe
Sport Chairs or staff at the National Office. You can access the
LSC chairs list here.
Coming Soon: Free online anti-bullying
To help increase awareness and reduce the risk of abuse, Safe
Sport will be launching a new online course to help parents and
coaches identify and address bullying behaviors. Bullying behaviors
can lead to a negative team environment if not handled properly and
quickly. This new course will be a great tool to add to your
toolkit. To be released July 6, 2015.
Coming soon is also the Athlete Protection Training Refresher
course. This course is set to launch at the beginning of September
and will serve as the certification course for renewing
Please contact Maggie Vail at email@example.com if you have any questions about
these new courses.
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