Safe Sport

Swimming Canada, Swim Ontario and Middlesex Swimming believe that everyone has the right to enjoy the sport of competitive swimming in whatever capacity they participate. Athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive training and competitive environment that is free of abuse, harassment or discrimination.

Important Contacts:


The Canadian Sports Helpline

1-888-837-7678 – [email protected] –
The helpline will provide you with advice, guidance and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.


Swimming Canada Safe Sport Officer - [email protected]

You may contact the Independent Safe Sport Official at [email protected]. This person is an independent third party who will guide you through the complaints process and/or explore other options.  This Independent Official is empowered to supersede Swimming Canada staff and launch appropriate policies as required based on evidence or a situation reported.  Your contact with the Safe Sport Official is confidential, subject to certain legal limits. The independent Safe Sport Official is a certified workplace harassment resources/investigator.  For general disputes, you are encouraged to try to resolve your situation at the club or provincial level before contacting Swimming Canada.


Swim Ontario Complaint, Dispute and Resolutions Officer – [email protected]

Complaint, Discipline and Appeal Procedure
Comprehensive Code of Conduct and Ethics Procedure
Swimming Canada Code of Conduct & Professional Ethics Policy


Incident and Injury Reporting:

Online Incident / Injury Report

Injury Report Form

Incident Report Form

Confidential Sport Safety contact information handout

Concussion Management Protocols at competitions

Sport Safety at Competitions


Respect in Sport:

Respect in Sport provides Safe Sport educational programs for all Swimming Canada participants, including coaches, officials, athletes, parents. Respect in Sport training is available for Activity Leaders, Parents and in the Workplace.

For more information on these programs, click HERE


Clean Sport:

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Resources

Parent Guide to Support Clean Sport

Youth Anti Doping eLearning