Safe Sport Newsletter

USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter

February 2018

USA Swimming publishes a newsletter focused on Safe Sport. The following are key stories highlighted in this issue: 

Volume 26

February 2018


Thank you!

We would like to extend a big thank you to you all, our Safe Sport Champions! We absolutely have THE BEST volunteers around. You all are the backbone to making the Safe Sport initiative so impactful and we appreciate all of the hard work and dedication you give to keeping kids safe in our sport. 

Fellowship Update!

We welcomed the 2018 class of Safe Sport Fellows in January, kicking off their year at their first Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs. These fellows come to us from Oregon, Arizona, Ohio, and Florida Gold Coast LSCs. 

The 2017 class simultaneously wrapped up their year and facilitated valuable leadership and project-based workshops for the new class. We packed a lot into the weekend, including a video shoot for a new online course, a few pool workouts, and a trip up to the Air Force Academy to catch a basketball game—all on top of the leadership curriculum!

A HUGE congratulations to the 2017 class on the great work they’ve done this year both for Safe Sport and their personal leadership development. We are excited to support the 2018 class and will share their good work throughout the year!

Activity Book!

It is exciting to announce that this year we will be releasing two new versions of the Safe Sport Activity Book, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. The activity books will include many new things. Including new and exciting games and puzzles AND new friends that will join in on the Safe Sport fun! Keep an eye out for the release of the Spring edition coming April 2018.

Please continue to follow us on Twitter @SwimSafeSport and on Facebook at USA Swimming Safe Sport. Let us know if you are working on any Safe Sport initiatives, we would like to highlight you in our next Safe Sport Newsletter!

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USA Swimming Safe Sport Newsletter

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Do not forget to register!

The Spring Zone Workshop are getting closer. This year’s zone workshops will provide a unique opportunity for General Chairs, Diversity and Inclusion Chairs, and Safe Sport Chairs to come together for a weekend of learning and collaboration. Sessions will center around leadership in individual areas with a collaborative workshopping session focused on program development; including pathways to activation and sustainability within the BOD context for these important LSC divisions.

Eastern & Southern Zone Workshop  
Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15     
Alexandria, VA
Hotel- The Alexandrian

Register here for the Eastern and Southern Zone Workshop by March 13th

Central & Western Zone Workshop    
Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29     
Denver, CO
Hotel- Denver Westin Downtown

Register here for the Central & Western Zone Workshop by March 20th

Online Clinic Series- Safe Sport

In this months webinar, USA Swimming Staff member and former coach Jaime Lewis and Safe Sport Education Specialist Maggie Vail, presented on how coaches can be a support and help kids with challenges outside of the water. Coaches care about how their athletes are doing in AND out of the water. This webinar helps them realize how they can do that.

If you missed the Safe Sport webinar from February 7th, you can view it and all past Safe Sport Webinars here