MAAPP = Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy
The US Center for Safe Sport requires every NGB (National Governing Body = USA Swimming) to implement a Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) by June 23, 2019. This Policy addresses risk areas that present opportunities for abuse to occur. SGSG will endorse and follow all policies set forth. Not because we have to BUT because it is the right thing to do to insure a safer environment for our swimmers and swimmer’s families.
-MAAPP Policy Details
-SGSG AOMAPP (Acknowledgement form)
This Policy applies to:
* All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members
* Participating non-members (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 minor athletes (collectively, “Applicable Adult(s))
SGSG educates and promotes the new policies. Please read each item on the policy and try hard to understand the general goal and procedures each USA Swimming is mandated to follow. A SIGNED copy from all applicable adults must be kept on file. SGSG will challenge each family and also award each family with possible “Team Promotional Items” as the educational process takes place! Watch and carefully read the emails sent out concerning “MAAPP”. First educational lesson below.
The USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) applies to Applicable Adults. This resource is intended to provide information regarding implementing the Applicable Adults definition in the policy.
>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)
As one can read the term “Applicable Adult” applies to Coaches, Officials, Board Members, Adult Swimmers, Swim meet volunteers and even parents using the rest room during a training session or swim meet.