USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all of its members.  For that reason, USA Swimming has put in place a detailed Code of Conduct regarding athlete protection.  Please see USA Swimming's website for more details regarding the rules, policies, reporting structure, education and tools.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

  • Links to general Athlete Protection Information and Policies:
  • Links for Athlete Protection Training:
    • For existing USA Swimming members, required training for all non-athlete members and athletes aged 18+ can be found here
      • Training for minor athletes (optional), aged 12-17, click  here
      • Training for parents (non-USA swimming members)(optional), click  here
  • Reporting:
  • Support services in place for survivors include:
    • The U.S. National Center for Safe Sport has a 24/7 helpline for reporting sexual abuse and provides confidential counseling for victims.  Specialist are available for live, confidential, one-on-one support.  To access live, confidential help over the phone, call 866-200-0796.
    • National Children’s Alliance: NCA represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CAC’s host a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocates and mental health practitioners who investigate instances of child abuse and neglect. For more information click on the link.
    • National Sexual Assault Hotline: The national hotline serves people affected by sexual violence. Click the link to search for local centers or call the hotline phone number 800-656-HOPE.
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a national network of 160 local crisis centers and provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click the link for help.
USA Swimming Code of Conduct -  Click here to link to the 2020 version from the USA Swimming Rulebook