Safe Sport MAAPP News

Tom Grassadonia
Jun 20, 2019

To Blair Regional YMCA Swim Team Members -

We are excited to announce enhancements to USA Swimming's Safe Sport policy and education requirements as part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes.

USA Swimming’s and the Blair Regional YMCA's top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. Under our leadership, this organization will continue to make abuse prevention and response an important piece of everything we do.

The enhancements stem from requirements imposed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”). The Center is the separate, independent organization that oversees all sexual misconduct reports in the Olympic and Para-Olympic movement. The Center is also responsible for creating requirements in the areas of policy, education and training for every National Governing Body (NGB) in the Movement. USA Swimming, as an NGB, must follow the Center’s requirements.

We have added a SafeSport tab on our website for you to review. These guidelines while required by USA Swimming have not yet been instituted by the YMCA; the Blair Regional YMCA will fully institute these guidelines for our USA swimmers by the June 23, 2019 deadline and by September 30, 2019 for all YMCA swimmers.

Fins Up!

Tom Grassadonia