Safe Sport

USA Swimming Safe Sport Program


USA Swimming's Safe Sport Program actively examines any complaint alleging that a member has violated its Code of Conduct. Reporting inappropriate behavior is the key to stopping that behavior. USA Swimming requires any person with credible and specific information regarding misconduct or abuse to report it to USA Swimming Safe Sport Program staff.

The Safe Sport website includes USA Swimming policies and guidelines and training and education. There is contact information for the Safe Sport staff and directions on how to report misconduct. Please click the link below for important information.

Your South Texas contact for any questions/concerns regarding Safe Sport is Mary Evelyn Bowling ([email protected]).


MAAPP - Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

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. Read More Here

Below you will find educational resources to assist you in understanding and implementing these requirements. Join us in our commitment to do more to keep our athletes safe and abuse out of our sport.


USA Swimming requires that all USA Swimming Clubs adhere to all Safe Sport Rules and develop a policy in the following areas below.  If a member club does not have an existing policy, all Club Policies default to the USA Swimming model policies below.
  • Athlete Protection Training
  • Code of Conduct & Athlete Protection Policies
  • Team Travel Policies
  • Electronic Communication Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy

For further information see the USA Swimming Safe Sport webpage Click Here


Safe Sport Mondays
USA Swimming is encouraging athletes, parents and coaches to "Hear Something, See Something, Say Something". Below are newsletters with scenarios to talk with your swimmers about.

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