Safe Sport Online Trainings Free & Open for ATST Parents and Athletes -
ATST fully endorses and supports USA Swimming’s Safe Sport and Safety programs by helping to provide countless resources for our club members on ATST's Team Unify webpage.
Our goal as a team is to join our fellow New England USA Swim Teams as being “Safe Sport Recognized” and currently these teams include: BGSC-SEEK, CLIP, CRIM-ANDOVER, CRIM-WELLESLEY, ESC, GMA, HAY, MTSC. MWYS, NANT, NSSC, ORO, SAIL, SNAP, SOLO-Exeter, USC, YNS.
In order to do this, certain requirements must be met: one of which includes learning exercises for our swim parents and athletes. Our coaches, safe sport team leaders and officials complete this training yearly, but we need all of our swim parents and athletes to take a short course with USA Swimming.
USA Swimming will track the number of people that take the quick online training program from our team and we will be awarded points based on our completion rate. The more parents and swimmers who participate - the better!
Please help our team by taking a few minutes to complete a training that will help to protect our swimmers and help us work our way towards becoming Safe Sport Recognized! There are “in-person” Zoom options offered this week and online courses open and available anytime. Details can be found below.
Dear ATST families and caregivers,
Last spring, as we entered the COVID shutdown, our New England LSC reached out and offered to assist all teams who were US affiliated with financial assistance. Coach Andy and the Board applied and we were given assistance to keep our organization running through the summer to the point where we could open back up.
We are grateful for this help.
Since then, Coach Andy and the Board have accomplished all the requirements we were asked to in qualifying for the assistance except one: Safe Sport Training for our Swimmers and Parents.
This is an important program that benefits every swimmer and every family – it teaches about autonomy, empowerment and creating a climate where bullying in any form, isn’t tolerated. It speaks to the ways the climate of our team, led by coaches and supported by caregivers, should be welcoming and without pressure.
The requirements for our team is to have us all participate in these trainings to better the health of our team. Zoom meetings are being held for caregivers and athletes in October. The links can be found below. The moderator will “take attendance” and ATST can achieve this requirement for assistance in Safe Sport trainings. This information is also located on our homepage on Team Unify.
If you or your swimmers are unable to attend the Zoom trainings at the time they are offered – you can also help us achieve this goal by doing the online course –
For athletes - https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/04/05/free-safe-sport-training-for-athletes
For caregivers - https://learn.usaswimming.org/login
- Go to the education pages at USA Swimming
- Parents should select the link for Non Member Access.
- Swimmers, officials and coaches should select USA Member Access.
- Please click “Register”
- On the right, please click “Create Account” for Non-Member access to LEARN
- Please fill in all of the required personal information and be sure to select “New England Swimming as your LSC and "ATST" for your club.
- Select “Courses”
- Click the “Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport” or “Safe Sport for Athletes” box and follow the directions until completion.
October Safe Sport Trainings for Parents, Coaches & Swimmers
For more information can be found here www.usaswimming.org/safe-sport
Safe Sport Trainings in October
Athlete Trainings (12-18 years old):