Wahoos of Wellington Safe Sport Page

             The Wellington Wahoo's are committed to keeping our athletes safe. Please see the attached documents for our policies regarding these safe sports topics. Coach Rich Whalen is our Safe Sport Liason and Club Coordinator for the team so please feel free to contact him with any questions at [email protected]  Please use the USA Swimmings Safe Sports Website as an additional reference as well. USA Swimming (719) 866-4578  Deal with a Safe Sport Concern.

     To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (714) 866-4578. Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (719) 866-4578 or use the online reporting form or find more information at

Wellington Wahoo's MAPP policy documents:

USA SWIMMING AND WAHOOS OF WELLINGTON Minor Abuse prevention policy (Click Here)

Wahoo Anti- Bullying Policy (Click Here)

Wahoo Photography Policy: (Click Here)

Wahoo Electronic Communications Policy (Click Here)

Wahoo Locker room Policy:  (Click here) 

Parent code of Conduct: (click here)

Athlete code of Conduct: (Click here)

USA Swimming  Best Practices (Click Here) 


Safe Sport Best Practice

Here are the Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines The following Best Practice Guidelines are strongly recommended for all USA Swimming members.

  1. Parents should be encouraged to appropriately support their children’s swimming experience.
  2. All swimming practices should be open to observation by parents.
  3. Coaches should not initiate contact with or accept supervisory responsibility for athletes outside club programs and activities.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Coaches and other non-athlete adult members should avoid horseplay and roughhouse with athletes.
  7. 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.
  8. Coaches should avoid having athletes as their favorites. They should also avoid creating a situation that could be perceived as them having favorites.
  9. Gift-giving, providing special favors, or showing favoritism to individual athletes is strongly discouraged. Updated by Safe Sport: February 23, 2021

Waivers and permission forms

Away meet Lodging permission form (Click Here)

Transportation wavier (Click here)

.Grievance Procedure (Click Here)