Here at SPY Swimming, we strive to make our athlete's protection and safety our highest priority. By working together as coaches, swimmers, parents and volunteers we can ensure all of our USA Swimming members are supported in a safe and dependable environment both in and out of the pool.
SafeSport – What is it?
The U.S. Center for SafeSport (Center) is an organization created by Congress to protect athletes. The Center is an independent organization headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and is separate from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). The Center is committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of emotional, physical, and sexual misconduct.
How To Deal With a Safe Sport Concern:
Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org. You can reach USA Swimming directly at (719) 866-4578.
USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Protection 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. MAAPP FAQs
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 Spring 2019, as a condition of participation, all athlete members ages 18 and over must complete Athlete Protection Training (APT).
SPY Swimming encourages all athletes and parents to complete the following training regardless of age:
In addition, USA Swimming provides several other programs, policies and permission forms to help prevent all forms of abuse:
USA Swimming Safe Sport Resources:
SPY Swimming SafeSport Permission forms:
- Carpool Permission Form: for all minor athletes traveling to practice or team functions with another 18+ athlete.
- Competition Permission Form: for all minor athletes traveling to competition with another 18+ athlete.
- Lodging Permission Form: for all minor athletes lodging with another 18+ athlete for the purpose of training or competition. The form needs to be completed prior to travel.
For more information on SPY Swimming's SafeSport program, please contact our Team's SafeSport Coordinator, Jenny Jones.