Safe Sport

The Aiken Pacer Aquatic Club is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all of our athletes. 
APAC adheres to the practices and policies of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Initiative

More information about Safe Sport can be found on USA Swimming.

WHO IS AFFECTED BY MAAPP?

All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members; 

▪ Participating non-members (e.g. meet marshals, meet computer operators, timers, etc.); 

▪ LSC and club adult staff and board members; and 

▪ Any other adult authorized to have regular contact with or authority over a minor athlete. Collectively “Applicable Adult(s)”

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) (Full Policy) 

        FAQs:

USA SWIMMING ATHLETES must now complete the MAAPP training by their 18th birthday. MAAPP training is OPTIONAL for 12-17 year old athletes.

Compliance will be tracked through SWIMS, and those not in compliance will be prohibited from competition until compliance is achieved. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION. There is no grandfather clause.

USA Swimming- Free Safe Sport Training for Athletes  (**MANDATORY for 18+ athletes**)

USA Swimming- Free Safe Sport Training for Athletes  (**OPTIONAL for 12-17yr old athletes**)

USA Swimming- Safe Sport Athlete Protection Education for Parents 

USA Swimming Best Practice Guidelines

APAC Action Plan for Bullying

APAC Multiuse Locker Room Policy

APAC Online and Social Media Policy

APAC Electronic Communications Policy

APAC Behavior Guidelines for Swimmers and Parents


 

BACKGROUND ON MAAPP

On February 14, 2018, Senate Bill S. 534 - Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 - was signed into law and became effective immediately. Notably, the legislation requires USA Swimming and its adult members to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, to local or federal law enforcement or to a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department  within 24 hours. A failure to report is subject to criminal penalties.

For a complete copy of this Senate Bill, please click HERE.     

The USA Swimming Code of Conduct  requires any individual with credible information involving sexual misconduct to report that information to our Safe Sport Program staff. USA Swimming provides an online form for confidential reporting of sexual misconduct, bullying, inappropriate communications, or code of conduct violations. Please be aware that in South Carolina everyone has a duty to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement.Contact your county’s Division of Social Services or the Special Victims unit at your police station for more information about reporting. If an incident involving child sexual abuse occurs outside of South Carolina, please also contact law enforcement in the municipality in which the incident occurred.

HEAR SOMETHING, SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!

At the Aiken Pacer Aquatic Club, our top priority is safety at ALL of our activities.  The USA Swimming  Safe Sport program focuses on creating a secure environment for our swimmers and non-athlete members that is free from abuse of any kind including sexual abuse, bullying, and inappropriate communications.

Dealing with a Safe Sport Concern:  Click Here