SAFE SPORT

SWIFT Aquatics and USA Swimming are committed to the safety and well-being of all of our members, with the welfare of the athletes as the top priority.

As of June 23rd, 2019 SWIFT Aquatics & USA Swimming will be required to comply with the New Minor Athlete Abuse Prevantion Policy ("MAAPP") set forth by the US Center for Safe Sport. You can read the new policy HERE.

All SWIFT Aquatics athletes 18 years & older are now required to take Athlete Protection Training. The Athlete Protection Training information can be found HERE.


Safe Sport Course for Parents

As part of the Safe Sport initiative. USA swimming is offering this course to increase awareness.

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This online training course covers sensitive material, including sexual and physical abuse.
Presented by Praesidium Inc. c 2013 -- Praesidium Inc. is the national leader in  abuse risk management

Safe Sport Course for Athletes

You have learned how to be safe in the water - don't dive in the shallow end, no running on deck, and clear the pool when you see lightning - but Safe Sport is about the ways to stay safe outside of the pool too. Kids, please talk to you parents before using this link!

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This online training course covers sensitive material, including sexual and physical abuse.
Presented by Praesidium Inc. c 2013 -- Praesidium Inc. is the national leader in  abuse risk management

Safe Sport Documents and Information

  • Safe Sport Handbook [PDF]

USA swimming members should use the policies, guidelines, best practices, strategies, and tools included in this handbook to implement Safe Sport practices. Together, we can create a safe environment for all members to enjoy the sport of swimming.

  • Preventing False Allegations [PDF]
  • Questions for Swim Parents [PDF]
  • Safety Card for Marshals [PDF]
  • Deck Change Poster [PDF]; at meets
  • No Camera Poster [PDF]; at meets
  • Instructions for Timers [PDF]; at meets. Point 3 is particularly relevant for Safe Sport.

SWIFT/USA Swimming Safe Sport Policies