USA Swimming and the Summit Area YMCA are committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe sport environment for all its members. We all must recognize that the safety of swimmers lies with all those involved in the sport and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at the club, LSC, or national level. This means that everyone—national office, coaches, officials, parents, and athletes—is essential to creating a culture where all forms of misconduct are intolerable and eliminated as soon as possible.
USA Swimming Member clubs were required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full by June 2019. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. For more information see the links below.
Our Safe Sport Recognized status will run until May 2022, after which time we will be eligible to renew by reviewing all of our policies and procedures again. We are excited to have achieved this milestone and demonstrate our commitment to providing a Safe Sport environment on this team.
USA Swimming/SAY MAAPP 2.0 (Updated Sept 2021)
SAY Acknowledgement Form: https://forms.gle/kycFGigzw8mEj5VL6 - REQUIRED FOR EVERY FAMILY TO FILL OUT
Best Practice Guidelines
Action Plan to Address Bullying
SAY Grievance Procedure
SAY Athlete Code of Conduct (Nationals 2020)
USA Swimming Athlete Protection Policies
USA Swimming Safe Sport Website
US Center for Safe Sport
Online Safe Sport Education - Parents course is called “Parents Guide to Misconduct in Sport.” Athletes course is called Safe Sport for Athletes. All 18&O swimmers must take the Athlete Protection Training course in order to be eligible to compete.
Report a Concern
SAY Safe Sport Club Coordinator: Coach Pat Collins - [email protected]
To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578
Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233). or use the online reporting form or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/