CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE A SWIM PARENT!!
Parents contribute to the success experienced by the child and the team. Parents serve as role models and their children emulate their attitudes. Be aware of this and strive to be positive role models. Most importantly, show good sportsmanship at all times toward coaches, officials, opponents and teammates. Remember that you are teaching your child at all times
BENEFITS OF SWIMMING
While winning is nice and setting a record, getting a best time, or making a qualifying time feels good, we hope that our young athletes learn more than, “It is great to swim fast.” There are many benefits to the sport of swimming. Find out what they are. Click here.
FREE TRAINING FOR PARENTS
The USA Swimming Safe Sport Program is proud to offer free athlete protection training to the parents of our member athletes. Parents are a critical component to our overall goal to protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures. [Learn More]
PARENT WELCOME KIT
The kit includes information on what to expect at a swim meet, how to interact with your child’s coach & how to track times.
Safe Sport Program Has New Online Reporting Form
The USA Swimming Safe Sport program has implemented a new online reporting form for violations of the USA Swimming Code of Conduct, reports of boundary violations or red flag behavior, or other inappropriate conduct.
Any individual with credible information involving sexual misconduct is required by USA Swimming's rules to report that information to Safe Sport Program staff. Providing specific information regarding abuse or suspected abuse helps USA Swimming to investigate the complaint, and, when appropriate, levy consequences, including revocation of membership.
Members can also report directly to Safe Sport program staff, Susan Woessner (719-866-3589 ) or Liz Hoendervoogt (719-866-3542) via email or phone.
For more information on reporting and to access the reporting form, please click here.
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New England Coaches Speak to Parents
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