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Safe Sport for Parents

Keeping Athletes Safe in Swimming - Parent Information

Montana Swimming's and USA Swimming's top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. Montana Swimming and USA Swimming are committed to reducing the risk of abuse in swimming and increasing awareness of red flag behavior through its Safe Sport program. All adults working with athletes are responsible for creating an abuse-free environment.

 

Click here to go to the USA Swimming Safe Sport for parents webpage.

 

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy 2.0 -- in effect September 1, 2021

Full Policy   PDF

General Requirements   PDF

Adult Participants   PDF

Adult Athletes   PDF

Electronic Communication   PDF

Locker Rooms and Changing Areas   PDF

In-Program Travel and Lodging   PDF

Meetings and Individual Training Sessions   PDF

One-on-One Interactions   PDF

Massages and Rubdowns   PDF

 

Report a Concern to the US Center for Safe Sport:

If you need to report a concern, begin the process hereReport here if you have experienced abuse or misconduct—or if you have reasonable suspicion of abuse or misconduct inflicted on, or by, someone in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Also, this link directs you to a secure form at safesport-i.sight.com/portal.

You may also call to report at 1-833-5US-SAFE (587-7233) available Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 5:00.

 

Resources:

Training and Educational Services -- US Center for Safe Sport webpage On this webpage you can access several safe sport training courses and additional information.

5 Tips for Parents - Safe Sport Cards   PDF

Parent Toolkit for Pre-school Children   PDF

Parent Toolkit for School Aged Children   PDF

Parent Toolkit for Middle School Youth   PDF

Parent Toolkit for High School Adolescents   PDF

Parent Toolkit for All Ages   PDF

 

US Center for Safe Sport:

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport. We endeavor to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of the nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education, and accountability. Learn more here

 

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct. Explore our site for training resources, help and best practices for coaches, parents, athletes, youth and amateur sports organizations in creating your SafeSport environment.

 

The Center opened its doors in Denver, Colorado, in March 2017, and soon after became federally authorized under the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (which became Public Law No: 115-126 on February 14, 2018). Under this law, we develop resources and policies to safeguard athletes from bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. The law entrusts the Center as the exclusive authority to respond to reports of allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct within the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and their recognized National Governing Bodies (NGBs).

The Center is a trusted educational resource for all sport entities at all levels of sport from grassroots amateur sports organizations to professional leagues.