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Safe Sport

Camden County Boomers Swim Club is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our athletes. 

 

USA Swimming strives to continually improve the programs and services it offers to its members and among these some of the most important relate to the safeguards for protecting young athletes. In an effort to continue to foster safe and positive environments within all member clubs, USA Swimming has provided Camden County Boomers Swim Club with best practice guidelines that help define elements of appropriate behavior and conduct.

Here is USA Swimming's Code of Conduct which is on page 94 of the 2020 USA Swimming Rulebook.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”), the separate, independent, organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement created the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies to set a baseline for acceptable safety standards that limit one-on-one interactions between adults and minor athletes.

USA Swimming also has a Safe Sport reporting system. 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.

 

Effective September 1, 2021: Updated Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP 2.0)

On April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released its Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAAPP) addressing one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team, locker rooms and changing areas, and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities.  All USA Swimming member clubs are required to implement MAAPP in full by June 23, 2019. Camden County Boomers Swim Club has implemented this policy. September 1, 2021, USA Swimming will implement MAAPP 2.0 updated guidelines which the Camden County Boomers Swim Club will also implement.

USA Swimming has outlined all policies and guidelines on its MAAPP webpage.

Please read the policy below along with the educational resources, to assist you in understanding our MAAPP:

To learn more about Safe Sport or Report an Safe Sport Concern please visit https://safesport.org/

 

Athlete Protection Training

USA Swimming offers free online Athlete Protection Training for coaches, officials, board members, chaperones, volunteers, and parents. All coaches, officials chaperones and board members must take the course to be certified as a non-athlete member of USA Swimming.

Training our members in abuse prevention and mandatory reporting is just as important as creating policies. USA Swimming is required to provide regular and consistent training for all adults who interact with and have direct contact with minor athletes, including adult athletes. 

 

Safe Sport Courses for Parents and Athletes

USA Swimming offers Safe Sport courses for 12 & older athletes and all parents. We encourage parents to access the courses, follow the instructions linked below.

Safe Sport for Athletes Course

Safe Sport for Parents Course

 

Permission Forms:

Permission for Unrelated Applicable Adult to Provide Local Transportation to Minor Athlete (Carpool document)

Permission for Minor Athlete to Travel to Competition with Unrelated Applicable Adult

 

Team Policies:

Camden County Boomers Swim Club Anti-Bullying Policy

Camden County Boomers Grievance Policy and Procedures

 

 

Boomers Safe Sport Coordinator:  
Kara Thompson
[email protected]