USA SWIMMING SAFE SPORT PROGRAMMING

USA Swimming strives to continually improve the programs and services it offers to its members. Some of the most important relate to the safeguards for protecting young athletes.

FST is committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe environment for all of its members. The following rules, policies, reporting structure, education and tools are intended to serve our members as we work together to maintain this environment.

For additional details about this program, please refer to the USA Swimming website HERE.

Find the Safe Sport Handbook HERE.

Course Directions for 18+ Athletes Below: 

To complete the Mandatory Athlete Protection Training Certification, please follow the directions below:

Sign in to your usaswimming account under your athlete name. https://www.usaswimming.org/sign-in

Select Safe Sport tab 

Scroll down to " Take a Safe Sport Class", choose middle link called Athlete Protection Training  and follow word document for steps.

  1. Enter your first name, last name, and birthday. Make sure to use your legal name. Click the Search button. 
  2. When the system finds you, click on "CONTINUE" to access the LEARN site. 
  3. You must take three courses to complete the requirement:
    1. "Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education" 
    2. "Mandatory Reporting" 
    3. "Emotional and Physical Misconduct" 
  4. Once you have completed your courses, your membership record will update within 24 hours with a new APT expiration date.
  5. Your APT will expire 12 months after you complete all three courses. 

Members must always enter LEARN via www.usaswimming.org/learn or www.usaswimming.org/apt.  If you create a non-member account, you will not receive credit for the courses that you take.

If you get a "No Results Found" message, one of three things has happened: 

  1. You may have made a typo on your name and birthday. Double check and resubmit.
  2. If everything is correct and you are or have ever been a member of USA Swimming, it is possible that there is a typo in your membership information in the USA Swimming database. Contact your LSC registrar.
  3. You have never been registered with USA Swimming. You must join through your LSC. New members will be required to have your application form and payment processed by your LSC registrar before you can sign in to complete the course.