USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members, and in 2010, it formally implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport program to respond to and prevent instances of abuse and misconduct within the sport of swimming.  Since then, USA Swimming Safe Sport has worked tirelessly to educate members, put policies in place, and empower LSCs and clubs to create the best possible environments for all members.

WHAT has been committed to this effort as well and in compliance with USA Swimming Safe Sport rules and regulations, all swimmers and their families must read and acknowledge the following:

WHAT Code of Conduct

MAAPP Acknowledgement

MAAP Policy



The Athlete Protection Training is provided through the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The required course is found on the USA Swimming LEARN site and must be renewed annually.  All new and existing adult members of USA Swimming, including adult athletes, must satisfactorily complete Athlete Protection Training as required by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. 

Athlete Protection Training (for Meet Marshalls and 18+ athletes)

*** All Swimmers must complete Athlete Protection Training prior to their 18th birthday to retain their USA Swimming membership  


Be the Best Swim Parent!

Here are some things you may find helpful to know as the parent of a WHAT swimmer:

  • Financial Aid  - The Woodland Hills Aquatic Team (WHAT) Board of Directors strongly believes that community members should have the opportunity to participate in a competitive swim team regardless of financial status. We offer financial assistance in the form of fee reductions for individuals and families who are financially unable to pay the established program fee. All applicants must be a current student in good standing residing within Allegheny County. Interested parties should contact [email protected] for a confidential review of the program qualifications.
  • Meet Eating Guidelines  - Nutrition matters, both in and out of the water. Not sure what to feed your young athlete? Check out our Meet Eating Guidelines courtesy of a former swim parent and registered dietician. 
  • USA Swimming Resources - Visit the USA Swimming website for additional valuable information about how to be the best swim parent you can be.
  • Meet Entry Process - How to commit or decline your swimmer can be confusing. We include these instructions in every meet announcement email to help you remember the process. Meet fees will be charged to your account as they are incurred. 
  • Equipment NeedsSwim cap pricing depends on date and availability of personalized caps. Any additional equipment can be borrowed if available and eventually purchased on your own. 
  • Volunteer Requirements - Each family is required to volunteer for the club. Please see our Volunteer Guidelines to understand your commitments.