USA Swimming and the Brad Akins YMCA Barracudas are committed to raising awareness about prevention of abuse in the sport.  We believe that all swimmers should enjoy a fun, healthy, safe environment in the sport of swimming.  USA Swimming has developed a program called Safe Sport.

Our training tools 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 when you suspect abuse

Below are a list of recommended trainings and resources for athletes & parents. Please note that all athletes aged 18 and over are required to complete the Athlete Protection Training for USA Swimming Adults in order to be eligible to participate in any USA Swimming activity or additional information and questions.

Please note that there are several ways to report a concern or file a report:

BAY Safe Sport - Parent Code of Conduct

BAY Safe Sport - MAAPP 2.0 Policy

BAY Safe Sport - Multiuse Locker Room Policy

BAY Safe Sport - Athlete Code of Conduct

BAY Safe Sport - Bullying Policy

BAY Safe Sport - Coach Code of Conduct

BAY Safe Sport - MAAPP Policy

BAY Safe Sport - Mission, Philosophy, and Vision Statement

BAY Safe Sport - Health Care Provider

BAY Safe Sport - Local Transportation Policy

BAY Safe Sport - Travel With Minor

BAY Safe Sport - Lodging With A Minor

BAY Safe Sport - Photography Policy

BAY Safe Sport - Best Practices Guidelines

BAY Safe Sport - Parent Board Guidelines

BAY Safe Sport - Parent Board Instructions

BAY Safe Sport - Travel Code of Conduct

BAY Safe Sport - Written Acknowledge of MAAPP

BAY Safe Sport - Grievance Procedure

BAY Grievance Procedure