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Safe Sport

Hickory Willow Swim Association and USA Swimming are committed to the safety
and well-being of all of our members, with the welfare of the athletes as the top priority.

As of June 23, 2019, HWSA and USA Swimming will be required to comply with the
New Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy ("MAAPP") set forth by the US Center for Safe Sport.
You can read the new policy here.

ALL HWSA athletes 18 years and Older are NOW required to take Athlete Protection Training.
The Athlete Protection Training can be found here.

Thank you for your commitment for protecting those in your care.

HWSA Safe Sport Coordinator- Megan Vallance, megan.vallance@hwsadolphins.org (all reports
will remain confidential.

USA Swimming (719) 866-4578  Deal with a Safe Sport Concern.

US. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the online reporting formcall (720) 524-5640, or
find more information at 
www.uscenterforsafesport.org


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Safe Sport course for Parents

As part of the Safe Sport initiative. USA swimming is offering this course to increase awareness.

Click Here to Begin

This online training course covers sensitive material, including sexual and physical abuse.

Presented by Praesidium Inc. c 2013 -- Praesidium Inc. is the national leader in  abuse risk management

Safe Sport course for Athletes

You have learned how to be safe in the water - don't dive in the shallow end, no running on deck, and clear the pool when you see lightning - but Safe Sport is about the ways to stay safe outside of the pool too. Kids, please talk to you parents before using this link!

Click here to begin

This online training course covers sensitive material, including sexual and physical abuse.

Presented by Praesidium Inc. c 2013 -- Praesidium Inc. is the national leader in  abuse risk management

Safe Sport Documents and Information

Safe Sport Best Practices (PDF)

USA swimming members should use the policies, guidelines, best practices, strategies, and tools included in this handbook to implement Safe Sport practices at the local level. Together, we can create a safe environment for all members to enjoy the sport of swimming.

Preventing False Allegations (PDF)

Questions for Swim Parents (PDF)

Safety Card for Marshals (PDF). We will provide these to meet marshals at our hosted meets.

Deck Change Poster (PDF) and No Camera Poster (PDF). These will be posted at our hosted meets.

Instructions for Timers (PDF). Point 3 is particularly relevant for Safe Sport.
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HWSA/USA Swimming Safe Sport Policies