Ohio Swimming
Level 3

Safe Sport

As a member club of USA Swimming, Sylvania Tsunami is held to high standards both in and out of the pool.  We place great importance on the safety of our swimmers and the integrity of everyone involved with the program.  Below is the policy (and Frequently Asked Questions related to the policy) which must be read by each swimmer and parent who choose to join our swim family.  On the final page of our online registration, you and your swimmer will acknowledge and agree to all of these guidelines before your swimmer enters the water. These policies are also covered in our team handbook and at our annual parent meeting.

If you have any questions or concerns about the information contained on these pages, please contact our team's Vice President of Operations & Safe Sport Coordinator. 

*All policies and procedures are updated according to the USA Swimming SafeSport 6.12.19 guidelines.


Below is a link to the required Athlete Protection Training (APT).  This training is required by USA Swimming for all "adult" athletes (age 18 and up).  



Below are links to optional but recommended videos on the topic of Safe Sport.  

Safe Sport Training for Minor Athletes:  Please keep in mind, this training is designed for athletes between the ages of 12-17.


Safe Sport for Parents


Parents Guide to Miconduct in Sport


Reporting Misconduct:  All reporting should go to the Club's Safe Sport Coordinator AND the following:  local law enforcement, the US Center for Safe Sport and USA Swimming.  Links are provided below for the latter two organizations.  




Concussion Information

Ohio Department of Health Concussion Information Sheet:  click here

USA Swimming Position Statement for Concussion Management

Concussion laws by State

Online Concussion Management Training

Per ORC 3707.52 as enacted by Ohio HB 143 of the 129th General Assembly, Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is required to post free training programs that train coaches and referees in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries.

The following free online trainings have been approved by the Ohio Department of Health for coaches and referees:

National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports - What you Need to Know:http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?courseID=38000  
(This free on-line course is available through the NFHS. You will need to click the “order here” button and complete a brief registration form to take the course.) Follow these steps to complete the course:

  1. Click on the button that says, please login to order.  In the window that appears, click Register Now.
  2. When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page.  Continue following prompts.  Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
  3. Once you've completed "checkout," you'll be able to take the free online course.
  4. When you've completed and passed the course, you have the option of printing a certificate of completion.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports On-Line Training Program:http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html


Lindsay's Law Information and Training

Who is Lindsay?
Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.

"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."


Lindsay’s Law
Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017. 

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. 

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

For parents/guardians and youth athletes: