Safe Sport

Safe Sport is an Abuse Prevention Program introduced by USA Swimming. This page can help both swimmers and parents create a safe environment for all participants.

Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy (MAAPP)

Safe Sport created MAAPP as the baseline for acceptable safety standards that limit one-on-one interactions between adults and minor athletes.  MAAPP is designed to facilitate healthy boundaries between adults and minor athletes in order to protect minor athletes from abuse in sport.
Here is the link to the USA Swimming mandated Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy. This policy is applicable to adults who fall under any of these categories:


  • All USA Swimming non-athlete members and adult athlete members;
  • Participating non-members (e.g. meet marshals, meet computer operators, timers, etc.)
  • LSC and club adult staff and board members
  • Any other adult authorized to have regular contact with or authority over a minor athlete.


You can directly read and download the policy here: MAAPP 2.0