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USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

San Gabriel Sea Gulls

---Best Practices---

San Gabriel Sea Gulls Safe Sport Coordinator:

Susan Lai  smlai83@gmail.com 626-818-9611

 

--BEST PRACTICES--

Best Practice Guidelines The following Best Practice Guidelines are strongly recommended for all USA Swimming members.

1. Parents should be encouraged to appropriately support their children’s swimming experience.

2. All swimming practices should be open to observation by parents.

3. Coaches should not initiate contact with or accept supervisory responsibility for athletes outside club programs and activities.

4. When only one athlete and one coach travel to a competition, at the competition the coach and athlete should attempt to establish a “buddy” club to associate with during the competition and when away from the venue.

5. Relationships of a peer-to-peer nature with any athletes should be avoided. For example, coaches should avoid sharing their own personal problems with athletes.

6. Coaches and other non-athlete adult members should avoid horseplay and roughhousing with athletes.

7. When a coach touches an athlete as part of instruction, the coach should do so in direct view of others and inform the athlete of what he/she is doing prior to the initial contact. Touching athletes should be minimized outside the boundaries of what is considered normal instruction. Appropriate interaction would include high fives, fist bumps, side-to-side hugs and handshakes.

8. Coaches should avoid having athletes as their favorites. They should also avoid creating a situation that could be perceived as them having favorites.

9. Gift-giving, providing special favors or showing favoritism to individual athletes is strongly discouraged.

Updated: June 23, 2019

DEAL WITH A SAFE SPORT CONCERN

Contact: Susan Lai at smlai83@gmail.com/626-818-9611

To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578

Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the

online reporting form or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/

    

WHERE TO START WITH MY CONCERN

When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Please use these guidelines to help you on the first step “Where do I report?” Please use the provided links which will additionally help you get in touch with the appropriate people.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are not sure who to contact with a concern please contact Safe Sport Staff at the National Office and we will be sure to talk through your concern, answer your questions and connect you with the correct people.

If you concern deals with any of the following:

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Media

Please contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org

If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Criminal Charges
  • Use, Sale, or Distribution of illegal drugs
  • Physical Abuse
  • Inappropriate Touching
  • Lap Sitting
  • Coaches sharing hotel rooms with Athletes
  • Rubdown or Massage performed by coaches
  • Pictures or video taken in locker rooms or changing areas

 Please contact Liz Hahn ehahn@usaswimming.org at the National Office or complete the online reporting form.

LINK TO ONLINE REPORTING FORM

If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Fraud
  • Deception
  • Recruiting

Please make a report through your National Board of Review Committee by referencing

– Doug Everett (doug.everett.2@gmail.com)


If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Peer to Peer Bullying
  • Adult to Athlete Bullying
  • Parent Issues
  • Violations of team rules and team code of conduct

Please make a report to your team..

 

 

 

MANDATORY REPORTING RULE

Pursuant to federal law, all adults authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes who learn of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, shall make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.

ARTICLE 306

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

 .1 It is every member’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.8  to USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport.  Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third party.  Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

.2 No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1.

.3 False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.

.4 Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.”