USA Swimming is committed to raising awareness about athlete protection and prevention of abuse in sport. We are proud to partner with Praesidium, an industry expert in abuse prevention, to bring the swimming community customized and comprehensive training tools for coaches, and volunteers.

Our training tools 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 when you suspect abuse

Existing 2011 non-athlete members are required to complete the USA Swimming athlete protection training course by December 31, 2011. Individuals not registered for 2011 are required to complete the course before they can register for 2012.

A USA Swimming ID is required to take the course. If you have never been a member of USA Swimming, contact your LSC registrar to get a USA Swimming ID.

The course is free of charge and should take about an hour to complete. Click to begin the course