Santa Fe Aquatic Club takes the emotional and physical safety of its members very seriously. We have adopted the Safe Sport policies developed by USA Swimming, and have the following policies in place, which will be discussed annually at our in-person SAFE SPORT meeting for parents and swimmers:
MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY
The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents, coaches and other non-athlete members of Santa Fe Aquatic Club on an annual basis. Santa Fe Aquatic Club will require each party to agree to abide by this document as part of our annual club registration process.
Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)
REPORTING AN INCIDENT
We never hope to witness a violation of our policies, and appreciate that making the decision to report a concern you have may often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Please use these our reporting guidelines to help you on the first step “Where do I report?”
SFAC Safe Sport Reporting Procedure
MANDATORY REPORTING RULE
Pursuant to federal law, all adults authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes who learn of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, shall make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.
USA Swimming details the most appropriate way to report a concern if you have experienced, witnessed or been made aware of behavior that you think violates SAFE SPORT guidelines.
CODES OF CONDUCT
The purpose of our 'Codes of Conduct' for our swimmers, parents, and coaches is to establish consistent expectations for behavior by each party. These documents are to be reviewed and signed by each party annually.
Swimmer Code of Conduct
Parent Code of Conduct
Coach Code of Conduct