SAFE SPORT FOR PARENTS: ATHLETE PROTECTION EDUCATION


USA Swimming is committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport.  We believe that the first step to creating an empowered team environment is education.  

Our training will help you:
- Understand the scope and effects of abuse in sport
- Recognize the signs of grooming behavior and boundary violations
- Understand how to establish boundaries and protect against false allegations
- Know how to react and report suspected abuse


FREE TRAINING FOR PARENTS

Safe Sport for Parents Online Course

Parents are a critical component to our overall goal of protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.

FOR USA SWIMMING MEMBERS: Access the training for parents at 
www.usaswimming.org/learn

FOR NON-MEMBERS:  You can create a free non-member education account and access the training for parents at learn.usaswimming.org


SAFE SPORT TRAINING FOR MINOR ATHLETES

Safe Sport for Minor Athletes Online Course

This course is designed for athletes 12-17 years old and will cover:

  • The basics of Safe Sport,
  • Understanding the three types of boundaries, and
  • What to do if you or someone you know is being harmed.

Parents and coaches can use the facilitation guide in the course to open up a conversation about Safe Sport and healthy boundaries.  Preview the facilitation guide below.

Adult athletes of USA Swimming must take the full Athlete Protection Training.


USA SWIMMING MEMBERS may access the course via www.usaswimming.org/learn


NON-MEMBERS may access the course via learn.usaswimming.org


For teams interested in further Safe Sport education and engagement, please visit www.usaswimming.org/toolkit  

 

Questions about the training should be directed to Maggie Vail at mvail@usaswimming.org