USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to our Safe Sport policy and education requirements.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”), the separate, independent, organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement created the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies to set a baseline for acceptable safety standards that limit one-on-one interactions between adults and minor athletes.
The Center urged all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to add restrictions tailored to fit the sport. On April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released its Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP) addressing one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team, locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. All USA Swimming member clubs are required to implement MAAPP in full by June 23, 2019.
Please read the policy below along with the educational resources, to assist you in implementing MAAPP.
To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at 719-866-4578 or REPORT SAFE SPORT CONCERN.
Contact the U.S. Center of Safe Sport to make a report. Call 720-524-5640 or use the online reporting form HERE or find more information at US Center of Safe Sport.
Natalie Geffros- Snake River Swimming Safe Sport Chair, email@example.com (586) 419-5925
Safe Sport Links for Swimmers and Parents
MAAPP - Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Protection
Link to USA Swimming Safe Sport
Link to USA Swimming Safe Sport Reporting
Safe Sport Training for Athletes
Safe Sport Training for Parents
Safe Sport Documents
February 25th Safe Sport Meeting Document
USA Swimming Best Practice Guidelines