DMET Safe Sport Coordinator:
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.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”), the separate, independent, organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement created the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies to set a baseline for acceptable safety standards that limit one-on-one interactions between adults and minor athletes.
The Center urged all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to add restrictions tailored to fit the sport. On April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released its Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP) addressing one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team, locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. All USA Swimming member clubs are required to implement MAAPP in full by June 23, 2019.
Training our members in abuse prevention and mandatory reporting is just as important as creating policies. USA Swimming is required to provide regular and consistent training for all adults who interact with and have direct contact with minor athletes, including adult athletes. Starting June 23, 2019, as a condition of membership, all athlete members ages 18 and over must complete Athlete Protection Training.
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. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the
online reporting form or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/
As always, Davenport Metro Swim Team is committed to ensuring the safety of all of our athletes members.
ALL DMET athletes 18 years and older are REQUIRED to take Athlete Protection Training. Your swimmer will be contacted by ISI when they need to complete the course. IF this course is not completed by the time they turn 18, they will not be allowed to compete in any meets until this is done.
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Safe Sport Course for Parents
As part of the Safe Sport initiative, USA swimming is offering this course to increase awareness for parents as well.
LINK FOR THE PARENT COURSE IS HERE!
FREE SAFE SPORT TRAINING FOR MINOR ATHLETES
Safe Sport for Minor Athletes Online Course
This course is designed for athletes 12-17 years old and will cover:
- The basics of Safe Sport,
- Understanding the three types of boundaries, and
- What to do if you or someone you know is being harmed.
Parents and coaches can use the facilitation guide in the course to open up a conversation about Safe Sport and healthy boundaries. Preview the facilitation guide below.
Adult athletes of USA Swimming must take the full Athlete Protection Training.
USA SWIMMING MEMBERS
may access the course via www.usaswimming.org/learn
may access the course via learn.usaswimming.org