SAFE SPORT PROGRAMMING & MAAPP

USA Swimming is committed to safeguarding all of its members with the welfare of its athlete members as top priority. Safe Sport is USA Swimming’s comprehensive abuse prevention program and provides tools for swim clubs to educate their members and intervene in risky situations

Jupiter Dragons Swim Team fully endorse and support USA Swimming’s Safe Sport and Safety programs by helping to provide these resources for our LSC members.

USA Swimming and U.S. Center for Safe Sport contact & reporting information directly on the main webpage.

U.S. Center for Safe Sport 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233)  Deal with a Safe Sport Concern

U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the online reporting form, call (833) 587-7233, or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org

JDST Safe Sport contact – Kiril Zahariev (Coach K) – [email protected] OR Ivanka Zaharieva (Coach Vania) – [email protected]

FREE Safe Sport Courses:

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) - Effective September 1, 2021:

USA Swimming Member clubs are required to implement the USA Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) in full. The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents/legal guardians, coaches and other non-athlete members of member clubs on an annual basis with such written agreement to be retained by the club or LSC, as applicable. MAAPP contains five sections: one-on-one interactions, travel, social media and electronic communications, locker rooms and changing areas and massage, rubdowns and athletic training modalities. Please read below for the Policy and other education materials.

MAAPP 2.0 - Educational Documents:

MAAPP 2.0 - JDST Consent Forms:

MAAPP 2.0 - Communication:

USA Swimming / JDST Safe Sport Policies:

Code(s) of Conduct:

Safe Sport Basics & Best Practices Guideline(s):

Report a Safe Sport Concern to USA Swimming:

For all issues dealing with:

Criminal charges Use, sale, or distribution of illegal drugs,Physical or emotional abuse Report your concern to USA Swimming using the following:  

ONLINE REPORTING FORM

EMAIL USA SWIMMING   

U.S. CENTER FOR SAFE SPORT

For all issues dealing with:

Sexual misconduct Sexual harassment Sexually explicit or inappropriate communication through social media Report your concern to U.S. Center for SafeSport using the following:

Call: 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233)

ONLINE REPORTING FORM

U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT   

USA Swimming Safe Sport Contacts:

 ABIGAIL HOWARD - Senior Director of Legal and Membership Affairs

Abigail joined USA Swimming in 2018 as Associate Counsel and assumed responsibilities as Director of Safe Sport in January 2019. In this role, she works supervises the Safe Sport staff, facilitates National Board of Review and Zone Board of Review issues and operations, provides oversight and management to the Criminal Background Check program and assists in all strategic planning and policy-related matters. Prior to joining USA Swimming, she worked in collegiate athletics and as a deputy prosecuting attorney working with felony sex crimes and child abuse cases. Abby has also coached age-group and high school swimmers.

LIZ HAHN - Program Director, Safe Sport

Liz Hahn joined the USA Swimming staff as Safe Sport Coordinator in November of 2011.  In 2018, Liz became USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Senior Manager.  In Liz's role, she provides case management and advocacy services on cases that are reported to USA Swimming. Liz also facilitates Safe Sport training and educational opportunities for USA Swimming members.

TRISH HUGHES - Background Check Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Trish joined USA Swimming in 2018. She comes to USA  Swimming with many years of experience as an administrative support professional in a variety of industries, including: higher education, travel, mental health and digital marketing.  Trish processes USA Swimming's additional background checks, Safe Sport material supply orders and assists in a variety of areas in the organization.

FGC Swimming Safe Sport Chair

MICHAEL AVERETT, FGC SAFE SPORT CHAIR