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Safe Sport

Safe Sport Email:  safesport@swimpace.org  


Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s abuse prevention effort.  USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all it’s members.  The Safe Sport program has a wealth of resources, policies, best practices, tools and procedures to help empower you to create and maintain a healthy and safe environment for your athletes.

  • What does this mean for our swim club?

All non-athlete members (coaches, officials, etc.) are subject to a criminal background check and a pre-employment screening, as well as complete USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Training.  All member clubs are required to have athlete protection policies in place about travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying.  Swim clubs have access to an arsenal of resources to assist the club leadership with implementing the best practices guidelines for athlete protection.

  • What is expected of me as the parent/guardian?

Communicate with your child, your child’s coaches and other parents.  Observe practices and help at meets and team events.  Know the standards of conduct for all coaches, volunteers, and athletes, and speak up if the standards are not being upheld.

  • Who do I contact if I have a concern?

PACE has a Safe Sport Committee whose members include:  The Safe Sport Coordinator; the Head Coach; and the Board President.  Reporting procedures:  If you have a concern or an issue to report, send the information to the safe sport email; safesport@swimpace.org.  The Safe Sport Committee will meet and discuss the concern.  The committee may contact you or other individuals involved.  The committee will decide next steps.  You may also report your concern directly to USA Swimming at the following:

www.safesport.org     OR          720-524-5640

https://fs22.formsite.com/usaswimming/form10/index.html

Please remember all reports are kept confidential and we ask that if you have a concern that it is kept confidential as well.

  • How can I learn more?

USA Swimming has lots of resources for you as parents and for your swimmers such as educational videos that USA Swimming recommends watching.  Our website has safe sport policies we recommend members to read as well.

MAAPP - Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy

MAAPP - PACE Locker Room & Changing Area Policy

MAAPP - PACE Massages, Rubdowns & Athletic Training Modalities Policy

MAAPP - PACE One on One Interactions Policy

MAAPP - PACE Social Media & Electronic Communications Policy

MAAPP - PACE Travel: Local & Team Policy

PACE & USA Swimming Best Practice Guidlines

PACE Action Plan to Address Bullying

PACE Photography Policy

PACE Code of Conduct - Athlete

PACE Code of Conduct - Coach

PACE Code of Conduct - Parent