Reporting and Grievance Procedures

 

Procedure for reporting to USA Swimming Safe Sport and the U.S. Center for Safe Sport 


To deal with a Safe Sport concern. 

Contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578
https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/05/08/safe-sport-report


Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.

Call (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form at
https://safesport.i-sight.com/portal or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/ 
 

​Questions, concerns or input. please contact Teresa Pliuskaitis @ 703-966-1124 or teresameike@gmail.com.

 

Grievance Procedure for SNOW Swimming

Purpose: Your safety is paramount to SNOW Swimming and USA Swimming. If you experience or witness actions or events that concern you or make you feel uncomfortable, it is important to talk to someone about it.

This document outlines the processes where a swimmer, parent, or coach can bring forward a complaint or concern.

Who to Contact: If you have a concern relating to bullying, parent issues, unfair treatment, or violations of the Swimmer, Parent, or Coach Code of Conduct, please reach out to either your swimmer's coach or Teresa at teresameike@gmail.com.

If your concern relates to inappropriate behavior or activity that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

• Criminal Activity

• Use, sale, or distribution of illegal drugs

• Physical abuse

• Inappropriate touching

• Coaches sharing hotel rooms with athletes

• Rubdowns or massages performed by coaches

• Pictures and/or videos taken in locker rooms or changing areas

• Violations of USA Swimming’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

Please report the incident immediately to SafeSport. You can reach out to Potomac Valley Swimming’s SafeSport coordinator at pvswim.org or USA Swimming SafeSport Director Abigail Howard at ahoward@usaswimming.org.

Anonymous reporting can be completed here.

If your concern relates to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, or sexually explicit communication through any media, please contact the U.S. Center for SafeSport to make a report immediately. You can report your concern online or call 720-524-5640. More information can be found at www.safesport.org.

Certain people are REQUIRED to report misconduct, and information on mandatory reporting requirements can be found here. If you need guidance, please contact our SafeSport Coordinator, Teresa Pliuskaitis.

Grievance Procedure Revised June 2019 Procedures: Coaches, swimmers, and parents are encouraged to talk with each other to resolve their issues. However, if this isn’t possible, members of the SNOW Swimming coaching staff should know how to file a grievance: • Swimmers or parents who have a grievance with another swimmer, parent, assistant coach, or official should contact Coach Jim or Coach Erik in writing within two weeks of the date of occurrence. Coach Jim and Coach Erik will discuss the problem in a timely and confidential manner. All information will be gathered regarding the situation, which may involve sit-down meetings with all those involved and any witnesses. Decisions will be made within two weeks of notification. Disciplinary action that may be required is explained in more detail in the Swimmer, Parent, and Coach Codes of Conduct.