Athlete Protection

LINK TO USA SWIMMING LEARN


UDPATE 8/25/2017

NEW PLATFORM, NEW COURSES

On September 1, USA Swimming will launch LEARN, a new online learning management system!  LEARN stands for Leadership Education and Resource Network and will become the online education hub in the coming months.  Safe Sport is the first program to host its courses, and all APT requirements will be completed on LEARN.

The Athlete Protection Training requirement is good for two years.  If your requirement expires this year (12/31/2017), please follow these steps to access the system and complete the APT requirement.

  1. After September 1, go to www.usaswimming.org/apt or www.usaswimming.org/learn
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and DOB into the fields and click “SEARCH”
  3. Click on your name to access the LEARN site.
  4. You must take two short courses to earn 75 points:
    1. “Safe Sport: Ready, Set, Go” (50 pts.) and
    2. EITHER: “Preventing Bullying” OR “What Would You Do?” (25 pts. each)
  5. Once you have completed your courses, your membership record will update with a new APT expiration date within 24 hours.

 

HOW DO I COME BACK TO LEARN IF I LOGOUT?

As a member, you must always enter LEARN by entering your name and DOB at www.usaswimming.org/apt or www.usaswimming.org/learn.  If you make a non-member account on LEARN, you will not receive credit for the courses you take.

WHY TWO COURSES?

You talked, we listened!  As the membership has embraced Safe Sport, you’ve requested educational materials that address the day-to-day efforts of cultivating a positive, healthy, and abuse-free environment on pool decks, during team travel, and during all swimming activities.  By offering a variety of shorter courses on different subjects, we’re better able to meet this request.

In the coming months, more courses will be added that speak to using Safe Sport best practices on a daily basis.  These courses can be taken at any time to count toward your next APT renewal.

WHEN WILL NEW MATERIAL BE AVAILABLE?

In the coming months, new courses will be available for members.  Safe Sport is the first program to host is content on the platform, however other programs will soon have courses available.  Follow USA Swimming on social media and watch for announcements and newsletters regarding new offerings.

WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

For the quickest response, please send questions to learn@usaswimming.org.


FROM USA SWIMMING:

Important notice: the Athlete Protection Training will be offline Monday-Thursday 8/28-31.

The APT is getting an upgrade!  We are moving to a new platform called USA Swimming LEARN.  In order to best set everyone up for success, we will be shutting down the current APT for a few days next week to make the transition.  During this time, no one will be able to complete the APT.

When we are back up and running, the APT will be hosted on USA Swimming LEARN.  More information will be sent about LEARN later this week.

Most non-athlete members will need to renew their APT this fall prior to the 12/31/2017 expiration date.  By closing the APT next week, we can make the process much easier for members moving forward.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please notify your contacts and send questions my way.  We hope to be live on the new platform prior to the 31st, and a press release will go out when that happens.


LINK TO ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING