Athlete Protection

Updated for the 2019 - 2020 Short Course Season
Princeton Tigers Aquatics club is committed to the safety of our athletes and our support of the USA Swimming Safesport and MAAPP programs!

Parents
All PTAC Parents are required to complete the USA Swimming Safesport training for parents:
https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/02/16/safe-sport-for-parents
Parents are required to review the following documents:
- USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) (Link Here)​
- PTAC Code of Conduct and Team Policies (including Code of Conduct, Anti-Bulling Policy, Locker Room Monitoring Policy, Electronic Communication Policy, Team Travel Policy, and Photography Policy) (Link Here)
- PTAC Facility Usage Rules (Link Here)
Parents of swimmers age 12 and Under must also certify that they have reviewed this information with their swimmers
To certify that you have completed these requirements, parents must confirm "Agreement #3 - PTAC Policies" During the registration procedure.

Swimmers - Age 12 and under
Parents of swimmers age 12 and under are required have an appropriate discussion regarding the following
- USA Swimming Safesport
- USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) (Link Here)​
- PTAC Code of Conduct and Team Policies (including Code of Conduct, Anti-Bulling Policy, Locker Room Monitoring Policy, Electronic Communication Policy, Team Travel Policy, and Photography Policy) (Link Here)
- PTAC Facility Usage Rules (Link Here)
To certify that you have completed these requirements, parents must confirm "Agreement #3 - PTAC Policies" During the registration procedure.

Swimmers - Age 13 to 17
Swimmers age 13 to 17 are required to complete the USA Swimming home training under the supervision of their parents.
https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/04/05/free-safe-sport-training-for-athletes
Swimmers age 13 to 17 are required to review the following documents:
- USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) (Link Here)​
- PTAC Code of Conduct and Team Policies (including Code of Conduct, Anti-Bulling Policy, Locker Room Monitoring Policy, Electronic Communication Policy, Team Travel Policy, and Photography Policy) (Link Here)
- PTAC Facility Usage Rules (Link Here)
To certify that you have completed these requirements, parents must confirm "Agreement #3 - PTAC Policies" During the registration procedure.

Swimmers - Age 18 and Over
Swimmers age 18 and Over are required to complete the Full USA Swimming Athlete Protection Training Course
https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/safe-sport/apt
Swimmers age 18 and Over are required to review the following documents:
- USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) (Link Here)​
- PTAC Code of Conduct and Team Policies (including Code of Conduct, Anti-Bulling Policy, Locker Room Monitoring Policy, Electronic Communication Policy, Team Travel Policy, and Photography Policy) (Link Here)
- PTAC Facility Usage Rules (Link Here)
To certify that you have completed these requirements, Swimmers must confirm "Agreement #3 - PTAC Policies" During the registration procedure.

Coaches
All of the PTAC coaching staff has received swimming specific athlete protection training, and is ready to enforce the team safety policies outlined in our PTAC specific policies.  Our staff has been trained to observe, report, and resolve all potential instances of abuse.

How to report a potential issue
To report any potential abuse, please speak to any of our coaches, a parent, a team volunteer, or use the USA swimming Safesport report service.
(Link Here)

Additional Information
Please see the following link to the USA Swimming Safesport and MAAP Pages.  We encourage all our swimmers and parents to explore the pages here to find more details and materials related to these programs.
https://www.usaswimming.org/Home/safe-sport
https://www.usaswimming.org/maapp

We also suggest that our parents review the USA Swimming Bullying Prevention course and the information made available on the US government anti-bullying website
https://www.usaswimming.org/news-landing-page/2017/02/16/bullying-prevention
http://www.stopbullying.gov/