ALL USA Swimming clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities.
Additionally all our 18+ year old athletes must complete the Athlete Protection Training by June 23, 2019, before they are able to swim in a meet. Any OKS meet will flag any 18+ athletes that have not completed the online course and they will not be allowed to swim in the meet.
Below you will find all of the materials that USA Swimming has published regarding MAAPP, including answers to FAQs to date.
Documents and FAQs
KMSC values USA Swimming’s commitment to “foster a fun, healthy and safe environment for all its members.” Through Safe Sport, KMSC and USA Swimming will work together to promote this environment and educate its members.
By being proactive and aware, we can provide the best atmosphere for our athletes to succeed, have fun and feel comfortable on their team. Athlete protection training is available online via USA Swimming. KMSC strongly encourages the following action for its members:
- All swimmers ages 12-18 should participate in the free, online training provided here.
- Parents should complete a parent-focused class through USA Swimming's free training provided here.
- Any parent seeking Non-Athlete Membership status through USA Swimming is required to complete Athlete Protection Training, provided free here. (Non-Athlete status is required for parents who volunteer in roles such as as officials or team chaperones.)
To learn more about Safe Sport, please visit USA Swimming's website.
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