USA Swimming and the Summerville YMCA Tidalwaves (SVY) are committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in the sport.  We believe that all swimmers should enjoy a fun, healthy, safe environment in the sport of swimming.  USA Swimming has developed a program called Safe Sport.


Our training tools will help you:

  • Understand the scope and effects of abuse in sport
  • Recognize the signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations
  • Understand how to establish boundaries and protect against false allegations
  • Know how to react and report when you suspect abuse

Below are a list of recommended trainings and resources for athletes & parents. Please note that all athletes aged 18 and over are required to complete the Athlete Protection Training for USA-Swimming Adults in order to be eligible to participate in any USA Swimming activity.

Athlete Protection Training for USA-S Adults (Coaches, Officials, & Athletes aged 18+)

Safe Sport training for Minor Athletes (Aged 12-17)

Safe Sport training for Parents

YSSC Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

YSSC Action Plan to Address Bullying

SC Swimming LSC Safe Sport Information 

SC Swimming LSC Safe Sport Additional Information

Report a Safe Sport Concern

Safe Sport Best Practices

For additional information and questions, or to report a concern, please contact SVY's Safe Sport Coordinator, Stephanie Adams, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (910) 299-6326.