USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 23, 2019.
THIS POLICY APPLIES TO: All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members, participating non-members (e.g., meet marshals, meet computer operators, timers, etc.), LSC and club adult staff and board members and any other adult authorized to have regular contact with or authority over minor athletes. Collectively; “Applicable Adult(s)”
GENERAL REQUIREMENT: USA Swimming member clubs and LSCs 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, coaches and other non-athlete members of member clubs on an annual basis with such written agreement to be retained by the club.
Please read all documents carefully. Many sections of MAAPP are very closely aligned with USA Swimming rules, Model Policies and published Best Practice Guidelines. Now, rather than recommended practices, they are USA Swimming requirements.
**NOTE**: All adult athlete members (athletes 18&O) will now be required to complete Athlete Protection Training or their memberships will become invalid. All adult members—athlete and non-athlete—will be required to complete the training annually.
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. Please read the attachments for the Policy and other education materials.
After reading all the documents attached please sign the Acknowledgement form and return it by email to:[email protected] or provide a hard copy to your coach.
If you have any questions please contact Coach [email protected] [email protected]