Florida Swimming

August 2021

 

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAP)

 

Dear Blue Wave Families,

In June 2019, USA Swimming adopted new guidelines for interactions between adults and children. These changes are in the interest to protect children. They have recently updated the policy - now MAAPP 2.0. This goes into effect Sept. 1, 2021.

Blue Wave MAAPP Policy

USA Swimming has also put together a website to help explain these new guidelines, policies and procedures, which can be found using the link below:

http://www.usaswimming.org/maapp

One of the major changes is all USA Swimming registered athletes must take the Athlete Protection Training Course before their eighteenth birthday. Information on the course can be found using the link provided above.

The MAAP guidelines must be agreed to by all USA Swimming registered families as part of your annual membership to USA Swimming and Blue Wave. This DOES NOT apply to our Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) registered athletes. Of course, we want to always ensure the safety and welfare of our athletes regardless of their affiliation.

I have put together an online acknowledgement form that is quick and simple to fill out. Conversely, you can print out your acknowledgement form and drop it off at member services here at High 5. You can fill it out using the link below:

 

Sincerely,

Rich