Mandatory Reporting Rule:

Pursuant to federal law, all adults authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes who learn of facts that give reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse, including sexual abuse, must make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.

It is every USA Swimming members responsibilities to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member to USA Swimming. Reporting must occur when an individual has firsthand knowledge of misconduct or where specific and credible information has been received from a victim or knowledgeable third part. Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report. False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited, and neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.


Reporting an Issue:

U.S. Center For SafeSport-for issues dealing with:
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Meida
  • Report your concern to U.S. Center for SafeSport using the following:

USA Swimming - for issues dealing with:

  • Criminal Charges
  • Physical or Emotional Misconduct
  • USA Swimming Code of Conduct Violations
  • Violations of USA Swimming Safe Sport Policies including USA Swimming's Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy
  • Report your concerns to USA Swimming using the following:

Your Club - for issues dealing with:

  • Peer-to-Peer Bullying
  • Adult-to-Athlete Bullying
  • Parent Issues/Parent Complaints
  • Violations of team rules and team code of conduct
  • Violations of the team policies including the team's Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

Please make a report to your team.  You can use the provided letter to assist you in beginning this process.