Safe Sport

Howard County Aquatics is committed to providing a safe environment for all participants.  To do so we have athlete protection policies and guidelines in place.  In this Safe Sport section we provided multiple documents regarding our Safe Sport practices here at HCA.  Please review all the information provided to understand that HCA cultivates an athlete-centered culture of safety, protection, and inclusiveness.

The key aspect to the success of the Safe Sport program is for every member to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity that might be a violation of our Code of Conduct. We simply cannot assume that those being abused will voluntarily come forward, even if given the opportunity to do so in a confidential manner.  In order to be successful, it will require your active participation.  The Safe Sport program is committed to protecting children and athletes.

Training for Athletes:

Training for Parents:

Report concerns to Howard County Aquatics by emailing the club president at [email protected]




USA Swimming (719) 866-4578 Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

U.S. National Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the online reporting form, call (720) 524-5640, or find more information at

The U.S. National Center for Safe Sport has a 24/7 helpline for reporting sexual abuse and provides confidential counseling for victims.  Specialist are available for live, confidential, one-on-one support.  To access live, confidential help over the phone, call 866-200-0796.


USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy