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Safe Sport

 

Brownsville Aquatics Safe Sport Policy

Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s (USAS) program to eliminate sexual abuse and misconduct in our sport. Brownsville Aquatics Swimming embraces this program for the same reason. Neither sexual abuse nor misconduct are tolerated by USAS or Brownsville Aquatics. As, then President of USAS, Tim Hinchey stated “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.

Full implementation of the Safe Sport Program involves six key components:

  1. Policies and Guidelines
  2. Screening and Selection
  3. Training and Education
  4. Monitoring and Supervision
  5. Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting
  6. Grassroots Engagement and Feedback

By virtue of Brownsville Aquatics’s Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures and this program page, Brownsville Aquatics is committed to providing our participants a safe environment to thrive in our programs.

 

Brownsville Aquatics Swimming Reporting Procedure

Members of Brownsville Aquatics Swimming need to feel confident their concerns are being listened to by our staff. Please follow the procedure below is your suspect there is a Bullying Incident and/or other Safe Sport concerns:

  1. Swimmer and/or parent should notify the swimmer’s coach of the incident.
  2. Swimmer’s coach will address the situation with involved parties and notify the Head Coach
  3. Depending on the incident and what was found through investigation of the incident, disciplinary action will occur
  4. The Coach and Head Coach will meet with involved parties
  5. If the incident is sexual misconduct, parents must report the incident via the link below
  6. A Brownsville Aquatics Incident Report will be filled out and electronically stored

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

Brownsville Aquatics Swimming follows USA Swimming’s MAAPP. Posted on Home page.

On-Line Safe Sport Education

Members of Brownsville Aquatics Swimming are encouraged to become familiar with Safe Sport and Safe Sport policies and procedures. Brownsville Aquatics recommends all swimmers and parent take the on-line education course below.

 

Parents: https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/02/16/safe-sport-for-parents

 

Athletes: https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2017/04/05/free-safe-sport-training-for-athletes

 

Additional Resources and Information

Parent Consent Forms

Permission for a Licensed Massage Therapist or Other Certified Professional or Health Care Provider to Treat a Minor Athlete

Permission for a Mental Health Care Professional or Health Care Provider to have One on One Interaction

Permission for an Unrelated Adult Athlete to Share the Same Lodging with a Minor Athlete

Permission for an Unrelated Applicable Adult to Provide Local Transportation to Minor Athlete

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

 

 

 

USA Swimming and Center for Safe Sport contact &
reporting information

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

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

 

Brownsville Aquatics Safe Sport Coordinator:

David Perez

956-466-4007

[email protected]