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Safe Sport Vision: The Carmel Swim Club cares about the safety and welfare of our athletes and staff. The Carmel Swim Club follows the practices and policies of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Initiative, as well the US Center for Safe Sport. More information can be found below. Questions should be directed to the Carmel Swim Club’s Safe Sport Coordinator, Lisa Sheets, carmelswimclub@gmail.com.

 

REPORTING AN ISSUE

US Center for Safe Sport

For all issues dealing with:  

  • • Sexual Misconduct
  • • Sexual Harassment
  • • Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Media
  • Report your concern to the U.S. Center for Safe Sport using the following: 

     

      Call (720) 524-5640                      

    •​online reporting form

    •US Center for Safe Sport

 

USA Swimming

For all issues dealing with:

  • Criminal Charges
  • Use, Sale, Distribution of Illegal Drugs
  • Physical Abuse or Emotional Abuse  

Please report your concern to USA Swimming using the following:

 

Carmel Swim Club

For all issues dealing with:

  • Peer to Peer Bullying
  • Adult to Athlete Bullying
  • Parent Issues
  • Violations of team rules and team code of conduct

Please make a report to your team to the Safe Sport Coordinator at carmelswimclub@gmail.com. You can use the provided letter to assist you in beginning this process.

 

MANDATORY REPORTING RULE

Pursuant to federal law, all adults authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes who learn of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, shall make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.

 

ARTICLE 306

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

 .1 It is every member’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.8  to USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport.  Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third party.  Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

.2 No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1.

.3 False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.

.4 Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.”

MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY (MAAPP)

 

 
Additional support services in place for survivors include:

National Children’s Alliance: NCA represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CAC’s host a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocates and mental health practitioners who investigate instances of child abuse and neglect. Visit www.nationalchildrensalliance.org for more information.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: The national hotline serves people affected by sexual violence. To search for local centers, visit www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline or call the hotline phone number 800-656-HOPE.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a national network of 160 local crisis centers and provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for help.