Valdosta Aquatics SAFE SPORT Policies and Forms

Valdosta Aquatics values all swimmers equally and cares about our athletes safety and welfare. Our team implements the safe sport policies and guidelines provided by USA Swimming and US Center for Safe Sport to ensure a safe, healthy, and positive environment for all members and participants as we pursue our mission and vision. For more information, please click here.

To deal with a Safe Sport concern , contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578

Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form or find more information at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/

 

Team Safe Sport Coordinators: Matthew Grant (matthew@valdostaaquatics.com) and Shannon Thomas (ShannonT@valdostaaquatics.com)

REPORTING POLICY AND USA SWIMMING CODE OF CONDUCT

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 (720) 524-5640, 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 ehahn@usaswimming.org 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.”

USA SWIMMING CODE OF CONDUCT

In accordance with USA Swimming and US Center for Safe Sport, the following documents are used by our team:

VISION, MISSION, PURPOSE AND ATHLETE SAFETY PHILOSOPHY

VAST CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY

VAST COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

VAST ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT

VAST PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

VAST TRAVEL CODE OF CONDUCT

VAST MINOR ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY (MAPP)

VAST BULLYING POLICY

VAST MULTIUSE LOCKER ROOM POLICY

VAST PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

VAST GRIEVENCE POLICY

SAFE SPORT BEST PRACTICES GUIDE

DEALING WITH A SAFE SPORT CONCERN ARTICLE

SAFE SPORT REPORTING FORM

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF MAPP FORM

UNRELATED ADULT PROVIDING MINOR ATHLETE LOCAL TRAVEL PERMISSION FORM

UNRELATED ADULT PROVIDING MINOR ATHLETE TRAVEL TO COMPETITION PERMISSION FORM

UNRELATED ADULT PROVIDING MINOR ATHLETE HOTEL OR SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS PERMISSION FORM

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST PERMISSION FORM