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Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to our Safe Sport policy requirements.

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) addresses one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications, travel: local and team, locker rooms and changing areas and massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Every USA Swimming club is required to implement the MAAPP in full.

Link to Full MAAPP

USA Swimming Policy on Bullying

MAAPP & Bullying Acknowledgement Form

Athlete Protection Training (APT)

Adult athletes are all swimmers 18 and over.

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. 



This training is required for all new and existing members, including coaches, officials, chaperones, meet directors, and adult athletes.

If you have registered with USA Swimming for the first time, you need to take the "Athlete Protection Training: SafeSport TM Trained core course"

The Cost

The course is free of charge and, upon completion, should update in your membership record within 24 hours.


USA Swimming Rule Book 2021 (mini version)

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

SCS Swim Guide 2021