July 19, 2017
USA Swimming Creates First-Ever Safe Sport Activity Book to Engage Young Swimmers
Includes 12 engaging activities with crucial Safe Sport messaging
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming has released the organization’s first-ever Safe Sport Activity Book. The Activity Book was created to share the Safe Sport message with a younger audience. The mission of the USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is to help teams foster a fun, healthy and safe environment for all their members.
The Safe Sport Activity Book is one of many tools that the organization offers to assist clubs, coaches and volunteers to create a Safe Sport environment at meets, practice and at home. The Activity Book has been added to the Safe Sport Club Toolkit where teams can find tools, resources and model policies to create positive team culture, educate their members and intervene in risky situations.
“The Safe Sport Activity Book provides a fun, easy and accessible way for parents and coaches to talk to kids of all ages about Safe Sport,” said Elizabeth Hoendervoogt, Safe Sport Coordinator. “Anyone can enjoy the Activity Book and our hope is to make learning about Safe Sport fun for young kids and a point of conversation amongst parents.”
The Activity Book will feature 12 entertaining games including puzzles, word games and mazes, all centered on Safe Sport for kids and their families to enjoy on-deck or at home.
USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program is dedicated to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all USA Swimming members. It has developed into one of the most comprehensive safe sport programs in Olympic sport. Its abuse prevention initiative is rooted in six core areas: Policies & Guidelines, Screening & Selection, Training & Education, Monitoring & Supervision, Recognizing, Reporting & Responding and Grassroots Engagement & Feedback.
For more information about USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, visit www.usaswimming.org/protect.