Florida Swimming

DEAL WITH A SAFE SPORT CONCERN

Grievance Procedure  for the Titusville Swim Team

Purpose:

Your safety is paramount to the Titusville Swim Team and USA Swimming. If you experience or witness actions or events that concern you or make you feel uncomfortable, it is important to talk to someone about it. This document outlines the processes where a swimmer, parent, or coach can bring forward a complaint or concern.

Who to Contact:

If you have a concern relating to bullying, parent issues, unfair treatment, or violations of the Swimmer, Parent, or Coach Code of Conduct, please reach out to either Coach Tasha at [email protected] or Coach Amy at [email protected].

Coaches who wish to file a complaint against another coach should follow the Grievance and Review Procedure outlined in the SSBJCC Employee Handbook. 

If your concern relates to inappropriate behavior or activity that includes, but is not limited to, the following: • Criminal Activity • Use, sale, or distribution of illegal drugs • Physical abuse • Inappropriate touching • Coaches sharing hotel rooms with athletes • Rubdowns or massages performed by coaches • Pictures and/or videos taken in locker rooms or changing areas • Violations of USA Swimming’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)

Please report the incident immediately to SafeSport. You can reach out to Florida Swimming’s Cori Welbes SafeSport coordinator, Cori Welbes, at [email protected] USA Swimming SafeSport Director Abigail Howard at [email protected]. Anonymous reporting can be completed here.

 

If your concern relates to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, or sexually explicit communication through any media, please contact the U.S. Center for SafeSport to make a report immediately. You can report your concern online or call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233). More information can be found at www.safesport.org. Certain people are REQUIRED to report misconduct, and information on mandatory reporting requirements can be found here. If you need guidance, please contact our SafeSport Coordinator, Chris Lim at [email protected].

WHERE TO START WITH MY CONCERN

When making the decision to report a concern you have, it can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. Please use these guidelines to help you on the first step “Where do I report?” Please use the provided links which will additionally help you get in touch with the appropriate people.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are not sure who to contact with a concern please contact Safe Sport Staff at the National Office and we will be sure to talk through your concern, answer your questions and connect you with the correct people.

If you concern deals with any of the following:

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexually Explicit/Inappropriate Communication through Social Media

Please contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report.  Use the online reporting form, call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233), or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org

If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Criminal Charges
  • Use, Sale, or Distribution of illegal drugs
  • Physical Abuse
  • Inappropriate Touching
  • Lap Sitting
  • Coaches sharing hotel rooms with Athletes
  • Rubdown or Massage performed by coaches
  • Pictures or video taken in locker rooms or changing areas

 Please contact Liz Hahn [email protected] at the National Office or complete the online reporting form.

LINK TO ONLINE REPORTING FORM

If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Fraud
  • Deception
  • Recruiting

Please make a report through your Zone Board of Review by referencing our Zone Directors List


If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Peer to Peer Bullying
  • Adult to Athlete Bullying
  • Parent Issues
  • Violations of team rules and team code of conduct

Please make a report to your team. We have provided a proposed letter of correspondence to assist you in beginning this process.

 

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, shall make a report of the suspected abuse to law enforcement and/or your state’s designated agency within 24 hours.

ARTICLE 306

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

 .1 It is every member’s responsibility to promptly report any incident regarding sexual misconduct by a member as described in Article 304.3.8  to USA Swimming’s Director of Safe Sport.  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 party.  Various state laws may also require reporting to law enforcement or to a designated child protection agency.

.2 No member shall retaliate against any individual who has made a good faith report under 306.1.

.3 False reporting of sexual misconduct made in bad faith is prohibited.

.4 Neither civil nor criminal statutes of limitation apply to reports of cases of sexual abuse.”