Safe Sport

 

WHAT IS SAFE SPORT

Safe Sport is designed to foster a fun, healthy, and safe environment. Creating a safe place for athletes to compete and train. Safe Sport’s goal is to Prevent and Respond to abuse and misconduct. 

 

REPORTING INFORMATION

"Where do I report?"         

 

5 TIPS FOR PARENTS 

(By USA SWIMMING)

1) GET EDUCATED:

Education is the most important tool for combating misconduct. Look for resources that can help you understand how abuse occurs and what you can do about it.

2) CREATE HEALTHY BOUNDARIES:

It’s important to establish healthy boundaries between athletes and coaches and have clear expectations about the coach’s role. A coach is a teacher & mentor, not a friend or peer.

3) IDENTIFY & ADDRESS HIGH RISK AREAS:

For misconduct to take place, an offender needs privacy, access, and control. Some high-risk areas include travel, locker rooms & electronic communication.

4) SPEAK UP:

If you recognize questionable behaviors, say something! 

5) TALK TO YOUR KIDS!:

Physical & sexual misconduct can be a hard topic for parents to talk about with their children. Having these conversations is extremely important in helping your child from becoming a victim of abuse.  

 

RESOURCES

SAFE SPORT ACTIVITY BOOK (Ages 6-11)

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TRAINING FOR PARENTS & ATHLETES

http://www.usaswimming.org/learn

US CENTER FOR SAFE SPORT

http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org

USA SWIMMING SAFE SPORT

https://www.usaswimming.org/Home/safe-sport

 

ATHLETES TRAINING 

 

MINOR ATHLETES: https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/04/05/free-safe-sport-training-for-athletes

*(Takes 10-15 minutes to complete.)

18 & OVER: http://www.usaswimming.org/apt

*(Takes 1-1.5 hours to complete.)


 

SAFE SPORT PARENT TRAINING INSTRUCTIONS: 

1) Visit https://learn.usaswimming.org/users/sign_up

2) You will need to create an account so that USA Swimming can track who has taken the course.  Under LSC, choose "North Carolina Swimming."  Under Club Name, choose "WNCY."

3) Select "COURSES" at the top of the page.  Scroll down to find "Safe Sport for Swim Parents" and click "ADD TO CART."  Don't worry, it is free.  Next, click "CHECKOUT".

4) You will need to put in your billing address, phone number, and email address.  Remember, there is no cost associated with taking the course.  Then, click "NEXT STEP."  Finally, scroll down and click "PLACE ORDER."

5) After your order has been confirmed, click on "DASHBOARD" and then "START" next to the "Safe Sport for Swim Parents" course.

6) The course takes about 15 minutes to complete.  It is made up of videos and provides important information to help keep your child safe.  The course is interactive and requires you to click on various boxes during the presentation.

7) At the end of the course, there is a 2 question evaluation.  Be sure to click "SUBMIT" when you are have finished the evaluation.  That's it!  You are done!  Congratulations!

 

2019-20 POLICY

MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY

MAAP-WNCY

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

-WNCY Photography Policy

BEST PRACTICES

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