USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the REVISED USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy 2.0 (MAAPP 2.0) in full by September 1, 2021.
GENERAL REQUIREMENT: USA Swimming Zones, LSCs and member clubs are required to implement this Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy in full. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents/legal guardians, coaches and other non-athlete member clubs on an annual basis with written agreement to be retained by the club or LSC, as applicable.
THIS POLICY APPLIES TO:
In-Program Contact: Any contact (including communications, interactions or activities) between an Adult Participant and any Minor Athlete(s) related to participation in sport. Examples include, but are not limited to: competition, practices, camps/clinics, training/instructional sessions, pre/post event meals or outings, team travel, video review, team- or sport-related team building activities, celebrations, award ceremonies, banquet, team-or sport-related fundraising or community services, sport education, competition site visits, conventions and/or summits.
Adult Participants: Any adult 18 years of age or older who is a:
USA Swimming member, either athlete or non-athlete;
Participating non-member (e.g. meet marshals, meet computer operators, timers, etc);
Authorized, approved or appointed by USA Swimming, Zones, Local Swimming Committees (“LSCs) or member clubs to have regular contact with(e.g., ongoing interactions during a 12-month period wherein the individual is in a role of active engagement) or authority over Minor Athletes; and/or
Within the governance or disciplinary jurisdiction of USA Swimming, Zones, LSCs or member clubs
All Emerald Aquatics parents/legal guardians, USMS (Masters) swimmers & coaches:
(changes from 2020 are highlighted in yellow throughout the document)
If you have any questions please contact Coach Jennifer: [email protected] or
Safe Sport Coordinator, Kristi Oster: [email protected]