Best Practice Guidelines

FREE online Safe Sport for Athletes Online Course
This course is designed for athletes 12 and older and will cover:

  1. The basics of Safe Sport,
  2. Understanding the three types of boundaries, and
  3. What to do if you or someone you know is being harmed.

Parents and coaches can use the facilitation guide in the course to open up a conversation about Safe Sport and healthy boundaries.  Preview the facilitation guide below.

USA SWIMMING MEMBERS may access the course via www.usaswimming.org/learn
NON-MEMBERS may access the course via learn.usaswimming.org 
For teams interested in further Safe Sport education and engagement, please visit www.usaswimming.org/toolkit.
Questions about the training should be directed to Maggie Vail at mvail@usaswimming.org.

Safe Sport for Parents - Athlete Protection Education

USA Swimming is committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in sport.  We believe that the first step to creating an empowered team environment is education.  

Our training 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 suspected abuse

FREE TRAINING FOR PARENTS

Parents are a critical component to our overall goal of protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.

FOR USA SWIMMING MEMBERS: Access the training for parents at www.usaswimming.org/learn

If you are NOT a USA Swimming member, you can create a free non-member education account and access the courses at learn.usaswimming.org