What is Safe Sport

 

WHAT IS SAFE SPORT

Safe Sport is designed to foster a fun, healthy, and safe environment. Creating a safe place for athletes to compete and train. Safe Sport’s goal is to Prevent and Respond to abuse and misconduct. 

 

REPORTING INFORMATION

"Where do I report?"

         

 

 

5 TIPS FOR PARENTS 

(By USA SWIMMING)

1) GET EDUCATED:

Education is the most important tool for combatting misconduct. Look for resources that can help you understand how abuse occurs and what you can do about it.

2) CREATE HEALTHY BOUNDARIES:

It’s important to establish healthy boundaries between athletes and coaches and have clear expectations about the coach’s role. A coach is a teacher & mentor, not a friend or peer.

3) IDENTIFY & ADDRESS HIGH RISK AREAS:

For misconduct to take place, an offender needs privacy, access, and control. Some high-risk areas include travel, locker rooms & electronic communication.

4) SPEAK UP:

If you recognize questionable behaviors, say something! TAC Titans designated representative is Claire Donahue. Contact her at: cdonahue@tactitans.org .

5) TALK TO YOUR KIDS!:

Physical & sexual misconduct can be a hard topic for parents to talk about with their children. Having these conversations is extremely important in helping your child from becoming a victim of abuse.  

 

RESOURCES

SAFE SPORT ACTIVITY BOOK (Ages 6-11)

https://www.teamunify.com/nctac/__doc__/safe-sport-activity-book-sp18%20(1).pdf

TRAINING FOR PARENTS & ATHLETES

http://www.usaswimming.org/learn

US CENTER FOR SAFE SPORT

http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org

USA SWIMMING SAFE SPORT

https://www.usaswimming.org/Home/safe-sport

 

*(MORE SAFE SPORT INFORMATION TO COME.)