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MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY (MAAPP)

The Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP) went into effect on June 23, 2019.  All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members must be in compliance with MAAPP by this date.  USA Swimming clubs must do 2 things to ensure compliance:

  1. All parents, guardians, athletes, and non-athlete members must review and agree to follow the policy.  Clubs need to have documentation of this agreement within 2019, and update annually thereafter. Clubs need to retain these records and make them available to USA Swimming upon request. The documentation may be kept either digitally or hard copy.
  2. All athletes age 18 and older must now take the Athlete Protection Training in order to be eligible to train and compete.  The training takes about one to two hours to complete.  The course will link to the swimmer's USA Swimming ID upon completion. The training is valid for one year.

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) policy has five sections:

  • One-on-One Interactions
  • Social Media and Electronic Communications
  • Travel
  • Locker Room and Changing Areas
  • Massages and Rubdowns/Athlete Training Modalities

KYAT ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at KYAT and will not be tolerated. Bullying is counterproductive to team spirit and can be devastating to a victim.  The Club is committed to providing a safe, caring and friendly environment for all of our members.  If bullying does occur, all athletes and parents should know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. Anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell a coach, board member or athlete/mentor.

KYAT has adopted the policies of USA swimming and the Utah Swimming LSC 

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION POLICY

All communications between a coach or other adult and an athlete must be professional in nature and for the purpose of communicating information about team activities. The content and intent of all electronic communications must adhere to the USA Swimming Code of Conduct regarding Athlete Protection.

KYAT has adopted the electronic communication policies of USA swimming and the Utah Swimming LSC

TEAM TRAVEL POLICY

  1. Club travel policies must be signed and agreed to by all athletes, parents, coaches and other adults traveling with the club. (305.5.D)
  2. Team managers and chaperones must be members of USA Swimming and have successfully passed a USA Swimming-administered criminal background check. (305.5.B)
  3. Regardless of gender, a coach shall not share a hotel room or other sleeping arrangement with an athlete (unless the coach is the parent, guardian, sibling, or spouse of that particular athlete). (305.5.A)
  4. When only one athlete and one coach travel to a competition, the athlete must have his/her parents’ (or legal guardian’s) written permission in advance to travel alone with the coach. (305.5C)