Protecting our young athletes is all of our responsibility, as coaches, volunteers and parents. In order to create a positive experience and a safe environment for athletes, USA Swimming has developed a SAFE SPORT program that provides specific, mandatory policies that must be followed at all levels of the organization. Policies are enforceable by the National Board of Review process. Consequences for breaking a policy include but are not limited to, revocation of membership.

As members of USA Swimming and the New England Swimming LSC, all AOST coaches, members and families are required to abide by these Policies and Rules, as well as our own team Policies and Procedures. These are very complete documents that address all expectations of all people associated with the team as well as steps to take and people to contact if issues arise.

New England Swimming's Safe Sport Coordinator serves as the primary contact at the LSC level for Safe Sport incident reporting, and is available to confidentially address any related questions or concerns. New Engalnd Swimming General Chairperson may also be contacted to report Safe Sport issues.

AOST Safe Sport Contact:  Martha Davis; [email protected]

New England Safe Sport Coordinator:  Susan Pascale-Frechette,  (401) 965-0813,  [email protected]

USA Swimming Safe Sport Coordinator: Liz Hahn, (719) 866-3542, [email protected]

New England Swimming General Chair:  Betsy Russell, (617) 699-1033, [email protected]

Safe Sport resources can be found at

Safe Sport Handbook at:

New England Swimming Website: