Take a Safe Sport / Athlete Protection Training Course
USA Swimming is committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport. We believe that the first step to creating an empowered team environment is education.
ACE Swimmers & Parents who take part in completing and passing a free Safe Sport course, are helping to make our club a nationally-recognized Safe Sport Certified sports organization.
Swimmers: FREE Safe Sport for Athletes Online Course Click here
This course is designed for athletes 12 and older and will cover:
- The basics of Safe Sport,
- Understanding the three types of boundaries, and
- What to do if you or someone you know is being harmed.
Parents and coaches can use the facilitation guide in the course to open up a conversation about Safe Sport and healthy boundaries.
USA SWIMMING MEMBERS may access the course via www.usaswimming.org/learn
NON-MEMBERS may access the course via learn.usaswimming.org
For our younger athletes, the Safe Sport activity book (inspired by "Highlights" magazine) is designed for kids ages 6-11, but there's something for everyone! The activity book has coloring pages, a word search, connect-the-dots, matching games, and more.
Parents, coaches, and swimmers will be able to use the books to start a conversation about positive team culture, maintaining an environment of support and safety, and all the reasons to love the sport of swimming!
Parents: FREE Safe Sport for Parents Online Course Click here
Parents are a critical component to our overall goal of protecting children from sexual abuse. This 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.
FOR USA SWIMMING MEMBERS: Access the training for parents at www.usaswimming.org/learn
If you are NOT a USA Swimming member, you can create a free non-member education account and access the courses at learn.usaswimming.org
Coaches & Officials: Click here