The MAAPP (Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy) was adapted by USA Swimming to offer enhancements to the Safe Sport Program. The MAAPP addresses one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel policies, locker room safety, massages, and athletic modalities.
USA Swimming Letter to Membership Introducing the MAAPP
MAAPP Full Policy
Phoenix Swimming Letter to Membership About MAAPP
Phoenix Swimming MAAPP Team Policy
Written Acknowledgement of MAAPP (jotform online submittable)
For travel meets, that require athletes to be driven by coaches, we will have exception to the MAAPP permission forms that will need to be completed. There may also be an instance in which swimmers may need to room with a teammate who is 18 years old. This will also require an exception to the MAAPP permission form. For specific travel meets, those will be emailed to attendees in advance of any travel trips for athletes and families to view and complete. For reference, the MAAPP exception forms are available below:
MAAPP Exception Permission Form for Team Travel
MAAPP Exception Permission Form for Rooming with 18 and Older Swimmers
MAAPP Exception Permission Form for Local Transportation with a Coach
All swimmers who are 18 and older are considered Adult Athletes. Through Safe Sport and the MAAPP they need to complete and pass the following course in order to keep their team and USA Swimming membership in good standing.
Athlete Protection Training: Must be completed within 30 days of your 18th birthday or you will no longer be able to participate in practice or meets. It also needs to be renewed yearly.