FLUiD SWIM TEAM Grievance Procedure 

 

Purpose:

Your safety is paramount to the FLUiD 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 Coach Carrie at [email protected] or Kim Nilsen at [email protected] Coaches who wish to file a complaint against another coach should follow the Grievance and Review Procedure outlined below.

 

 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. We at FLUiD Swim Team care about the safety and welfare of our athletes. FLUiD adheres to the practices and policies of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Initiative. More information about Safe Sport can be found here.

FLUiD Safe Sport Coordinator: Kim Nilsen [email protected]

Please contact Coach Carrie immediately with any concerns, [email protected] or 386-986-6616

USA Swimming (719) 866-4578  DEAL WITH SAFE SPORT CONCERN

U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Use the online reporting form (720) 524-5640, or find more info at   www.uscenterforsafesport.org

Anonymous reporting can be completed. 

 

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 720-524-5640. 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, Kim Nilsen at  [email protected]

 

Any concerns dealing with deception or recruiting should be directed to the Florida LSC- Vanessa Brewer at [email protected]

 

Procedures: 

Coaches, swimmers, and parents are encouraged to talk with each other to resolve their issues. However, if this isn’t possible, members of FLUiD should know how to file a grievance: 

 

• Swimmers or parents who have a grievance with another swimmer, parent, assistant coach, or official should contact Coach Carrie in writing within two weeks of the date of occurrence. Coach Carrie  will discuss the problem in a timely and confidential manner. All information will be gathered regarding the situation, which may involve sit-down meetings with all those involved and any witnesses. Decisions will be made within two weeks of notification. Disciplinary action that may be required is explained in more detail in the Swimmer, Parent, and Coach Codes of Conduct. For bullying concerns, please also see FLUiD’s Action Plan to Address Bullying. 

 

• If you are not satisfied with the decision reached by Coach Carrie (or if a decision is not rendered in the time frame discussed above), you must refer the matter to Belle Terre Swim & Racquet Club Manager, Marta Barber at [email protected] within three working days of notification of Coach Carrie decision (or the end of the time frame discussed above). Marta Barber will meet with Coach Carrie, and you will be notified of their decision. 

 

• Any complaints about Coach Carrie should be referred to Marta Barber within two weeks of the date of occurrence. Marta will discuss the problem with you in a timely and confidential manner. All information will be gathered regarding the situation, which may involve sit-down meetings with all those involved and any witnesses. Decisions will be made within two weeks of notification. Disciplinary action that may be required is outlined in the Code of Conduct.