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Safe Sport Information

USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to our Safe Sport policy and education requirements. 

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. 

The Center urged all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to add restrictions tailored to fit the sport. 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. 

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. Starting June 23, 2019, as a condition of membership, all athlete members ages 18 and over must complete Athlete Protection Training.

Click here To deal with a Safe Sport concern, or 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/

 

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All EMSC member families must review and sign the following acknowledgement form

MUST REVIEW - Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

MUST SIGN - MAAPP Acknowledgement

MUST SIGN - Parental Code of Conduct 

MUST SIGN - Athlete Code of Conduct

 

 

Safe Sport Course for Parents

As part of the Safe Sport initiative, USA swimming is offering this course to increase awareness for parents as well. 

LINK FOR THE PARENT COURSE IS HERE!

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Safe Sport Course for Swimmers 12-17

Safe Sport for Minor Athletes Online Course


This course is designed for athletes 12-17 years old and will cover:
  1. The basics of Safe Sport,
  2. Understanding the three types of boundaries, and
  3. What to do if you or someone you know is being harmed.

Parents and coaches can use the facilitation guide in the course to open up a conversation about Safe Sport and healthy boundaries.  Preview the facilitation guide below.

Adult athletes of USA Swimming must take the full Athlete Protection Training.

USA SWIMMING MEMBERS may access the course via www.usaswimming.org/learn

NON-MEMBERS may access the course via learn.usaswimming.org 

 

Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines 

EMSC Photography Policy

EMSC Grievance Procedure

EMSC Bullying Action Plan

 

Safe Sport Coordinator - Mike Firth can be reached at [email protected] or (309) 752-1624