6/24/19 UPDATE FROM CT SWIM:
The SURVEYS at the end of the APT modules are NOT optional, and members will not get credit for the courses until the surveys are completed. Instructions for completing APT modules can be found here.
On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 7:19 AM ctswim McCurdy <email@example.com> wrote:
This email is to inform you that your team’s athletes will soon be required to complete Athlete Protection Training prior to competition.
The Athlete Protection Training Requirement for Adult Athletes goes into effect on June 23, 2019, with a thirty day grace period.
Effectively, this means that eighteen year-olds on your team must complete the required training in order to compete in any of the following Long Course season meets:
The APT requirement for adult swimmers will be universally enforced at all sanctioned and approved meets going forward, so if your swimmers will not be attending any of the above meets, they should still complete the training in anticipation of the upcoming Short Course season. They may access the training here.
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Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)
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.
Please read the policies found at the link above, along with the educational resources, to assist you in implementing MAAPP.
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.
Reporting a Safe Sport issue click on this
THE IMPORTANCE OF REPORTING
Great information for Parents: RAISING AWARENESS REDUCING ABUSE IN YOUTH SPORTS
(Here is another great article for everyone)
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Parents Magazine picked up our abuse prevention tips infographic for a short blog promoting awareness this month – feel free to share!
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