USA Swimming and U.S. Center for Safe Sport contact & reporting information directly on the main webpage.
§ USA Swimming (719) 866-4578 Deal with a Safe Sport Concern
§ U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org
JDST Safe Sport contact – Kiril Zahariev (Coach K) – [email protected] OR Ivanka Zaharieva (Coach Vania) – [email protected]
SAFE SPORT PROGRAMMING & MAAPP
USA Swimming is committed to safeguarding all of its members with the welfare of its athlete members as top priority. Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s comprehensive abuse prevention program and provides tools for swim clubs to educate their members and intervene in risky situations
Jupiter Dragons Swim Team fully endorse and support USA Swimming’s Safe Sport and Safety programs by helping to provide these resources for our LSC members.
Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) - Efffective June 23rd, 2019:
USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Please read below for the Policy and other education materials.
MAAPP Educational Documents:
USA Swimming / JDST Safe Sport Policies:
Code(s) of Conduct:
Safe Sport Basics & Best Practices Guideline(s):
Report a Safe Sport Concern to USA Swimming:
FREE Safe Sport Courses:
USA Swimming and FGC Swimming Safe Sport Contacts:
MICHAEL AVERETT, FGC SAFE SPORT CHAIR
ABIGAIL HOWARD, ASSOCIATE COUNSEL AND DIRECTOR OF SAFE SPORT
Abigail joined USA Swimming in 2018 as Associate Counsel and assumed responsibilities as Director of Safe Sport in January 2019. In this role, she works supervises the Safe Sport staff, facilitates National Board of Review and Zone Board of Review issues and operations, provides oversight and management to the Criminal Background Check program and assists in all strategic planning and policy-related matters. Prior to joining USA Swimming, she worked in collegiate athletics and as a deputy prosecuting attorney working with felony sex crimes and child abuse cases. Abby has also coached age-group and high school swimmers.
ELIZABETH HAHN, SAFE SPORT SENIOR MANAGER
Liz Hahn joined the USA Swimming staff as Safe Sport Coordinator in November of 2011. In 2018, Liz became USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Senior Manager. In Liz's role, she provides case management and advocacy services on cases that are reported to USA Swimming. Liz also facilitates Safe Sport training and educational opportunities for USA Swimming members.
TIFFANY MIDKIFF, SAFE SPORT COORDINATOR
Tiffany Midkiff serves USA Swimming as the Safe Sport Coordinator. In Tiffany's role, she provides administrative and program support for USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program. Tiffany joins us after a 20 year career in the Army. For the past six years she served as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program. She has also worked as a Master Resiliency and Suicide Prevention instructor. Tiffany is currently working on her Masters in Mental Health Counseling specializing in Crisis and Intervention through Antioch University.
LUCINDA MCROBERTS, GENERAL COUNSEL & VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Lucinda currently oversees the Business Affairs Unit, which includes Safe Sport, Human Resources, Government Relations, Risk Management, IT and Office Management. She serves as an advisor to the chief executive officer, senior staff and board of directors on legal matters. McRoberts joined USA Swimming in December 2014 in the newly-created position of Chief Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs and became Secretary & General Counsel in January 2016. She leads the organization’s efforts with respect to the National Board of Review and appeals, criminal background checks, athlete partnerships, National Team selections, sponsorships and special events, and civil litigation and risk management. McRoberts had extensive experience working with USA Swimming as outside counsel until her internal appointment. Prior to her re-location to Colorado Springs, she worked at a corporate law firm in St. Louis. Lucinda is a graduate of Yale University and the University of
Michigan Law School.
MAGGIE VAIL, EDUCATION & CURRICULUM MANAGER
Maggie Vail serves USA Swimming as the Education & Curriculum Manager. After spending 4 years in Safe Sport education, she now focuses on aligning educational efforts across the organization through in-person and virtual learning experiences, including USA Swimming's online educational platform, LEARN. Her primary responsibility is to provide consistent and valuable educational opportunities for USA Swimming's members. Ms. Vail earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and previously worked as a victim advocate and
counselor for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
CINDY HAYES, BACKGROUND CHECK COORDINATOR
Cindy Hayes manages USA Swimming's background checking program.
TRISH HUGHES, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Trish joined USA Swimming in 2018. She comes to USA Swimming with many years of experience as an administrative support professional in a variety of industries, including: higher education, travel, mental health and digital marketing. Trish processes USA Swimming's additional background checks, Safe Sport material supply orders and assists in a variety of areas in the organization.