Policies/Safe Sport

CCA Marlins Safe Sport and Team Policies

What is Safe Sport?

USA Swimming is committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members.  USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, a comprehensive abuse prevention program, consists of a multi-layered approach to keep kids safe, including: required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision and mandatory reporting.  These measures are informed by experts in the field of child safety and are among the strongest safeguards found in youth-serving organizations. For more Safe Sport Information for Parents click here

CCA Marlins Safe Sport Coordinator: Elizabeth Kadela [email protected]

To deal with a Safe Sport Concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578

Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  You can use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org

Safe Sport Best Practices Guidelines

USA Swimming Code of Conduct for All Members

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

Team Policies

CCA Marlins Parent and Swimmer Code of Conduct

CCA Marlins Coach Code of Conduct

CCA Marlins Action Plan to Address Bullying

CCA Marlins Locker Room Monitoring Procedure

CCA Marlins Photography Policy

CCA Marlins Grievance Procedure 

CCA Marlins Bylaws



In the event the CCA Marlins has a positive test result for COVID-19, the team will act in accordance to the following recommended protocol from Virginia Swimming and USA Swimming.

What forms need to be filled out?
• USA Swimming Report of Occurrence
- When completing the ROO, use ‘other’ as the designation category and insert “No accident reported. Notice of COVID-19 positive test result.”
- In the additional details section insert “All personnel removed from the site in accordance with local guidelines.”
• OSHA Form (Complete if individual with positive test result is an employee.)
Who needs to be notified?
• Immediately notify the facility manager.
• USA Swimming (handled through Report of Occurrence (ROO) listed above.
• Entire swim team. Remember that it is imperative to maintain swimmer and family confidentiality. A sample letter is included at the end of this document.
What steps need to be taken at the facility:
• Close off all areas used by the sick person and do not use them until after they have been cleaned and disinfected.
• Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting the affected areas. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible. Follow guidelines from the CDC website to ensure thorough and safe cleaning is completed, including storing products away from children.
• Follow all facility procedures.
What steps do we take with the team?
• Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has exhibited symptoms or tested positive should also self-isolate for 14 days.
• After a positive test has been reported, all swimmers at the affected facility will be out of the water for at least 24 hours.
• If the individual who tested positive is showing symptoms, anyone (coaches or swimmers in the group) who came in close contact with the individual should be out of practice for 14 days.
• If the individual who tested positive is asymptomatic, anyone who came in close contact with the individual should self-monitor for symptoms.
• Have all team members follow the recommendations of their family physician or medical professional.
• Maintain all Safe Sport standards with respect to proper supervision, etc.