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SAFE SPORT

 

What is Safe Sport?

Safe Sport is a comprehensive abuse-prevention effort for youth sports. It is designed to foster a fun, healthy, and safe environment for athletes to compete and train. Safe Sport’s goal is to Prevent and Respond to abuse and misconduct. 

Susie Davis is the NVST Safe Sport Coordinator. She can be reached at sdavis@mezzetta.com.

 

 Safe Sport at USA Swimming

Here is a link to the USA Swimming Safe Sport page: https://www.usaswimming.org/Home/safe-sport

You’ll find many Safe Sport resources there, like these:

SAFE SPORT ACTIVITY BOOK (Ages 6-11)

https://www.teamunify.com/nctac/__doc__/safe-sport-activity-book-sp18%20(1).pdf

TRAINING FOR PARENTS & ATHLETES

http://www.usaswimming.org/learn

US CENTER FOR SAFE SPORT

http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org

USA SWIMMING SAFE SPORT

https://www.usaswimming.org/Home/safe-sport

 

Reporting Information

Here’s a link to USA Swimming’s page on how to Deal With a Safe Sport Concern: https://www.usaswimming.org/safe-sport/deal-with-a-safe-sport-concern

The page contains contact information for the people and departments to whom Safe Sport issues should be reported. Here’s a shortened version:

 

DEAL WITH A SAFE SPORT CONCERN

 

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 USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578, email USA Swimming Safe Sport Coordinator Liz Hahn ehahn@usaswimming.org, or complete the online reporting form:

LINK TO ONLINE REPORTING FORM

 

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. We have provided a proposed letter of correspondence to assist you in beginning this process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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