It is our goal at Loggerhead Aquatics to fulfill the mission of USA Swimming's Safe Sport Initiative. Every athlete should be safe, feel safe, while in pursuit of their goals and dreams.
Safe Sport Best Practices
The following Best Practice Guidelines are strongly recommended for all USA Swimming members.
Parents should be encouraged to appropriately support their children’s swimming experience.
All swimming practices should be open to observation by parents.
Coaches should not initiate contact with or accept supervisory responsibility for athletes outside club programs and activities.
When only one athlete and one coach travel to a competition, at the competition the coach and athlete should attempt to establish a “buddy” club to associate with during the competition and when away from the venue.
Relationships of a peer-to-peer nature with any athletes should be avoided. For example, coaches should avoid sharing their own personal problems with athletes.
Coaches and other non-athlete adult members should avoid horseplay and roughhousing with athletes.
When a coach touches an athlete as part of instruction, the coach should do so in direct view of others and inform the athlete of what he/she is doing prior to the initial contact. Touching athletes should be minimized outside the boundaries of what is considered normal instruction. Appropriate interaction would include high fives, fist bumps, side-to-side hugs and handshakes.
Coaches should avoid having athletes as their favorites. They should also avoid creating a situation that could be perceived as them having favorites.
Gift-giving, providing special favors or showing favoritism to individual athletes is strongly discouraged.
USA Swimming Safe Sport Homepage
Deal With A Safe Sport Concern
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 (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/
Additionally contact Loggerhead Aquatics Safe Sport Coordinator, Mark Corley.
Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy
Athlete Protection Class for Minors
Athlete Protection Class for Non-Athlete Members
Safe Sport for Parents aka Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport
Locker Room Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy for Loggerhead Aquatics
Code of Conduct