USA Swimming's top priority is the safety and well-being of its members.  They strive to better educate and prevent abuse within the sport and to provide the best possible experience for its members, in the safest possible environment.

 

HSC follows the USA Swimming Safe Sport Best Practice Guidelines

          1. Parents should be encouraged to appropriately support their children’s

              swimming experience.

          2. All swimming practices should be open to observation by parents.

          3. Coaches should not initiate contact with or accept supervisory responsibility

              for athletes outside club programs and activities.

          4. When only one athlete and one coach travel to a competition, at the

              competition the coach and athlete should attempt to establish a “buddy” club

              to associate with during the competition and when away from the venue.

          5. Relationships of a peer-to-peer nature with any athletes should be avoided.

              For example, coaches should avoid sharing their own personal problems

              with athletes.

          6. Coaches and other non-athlete adult members should avoid horseplay

              and roughhousing with athletes.

          7. When a coach touches an athlete as part of instruction, the coach should do

              so in direct view of others and inform the athlete of what he/she is doing prior

              to the initial contact. Touching athletes should be minimized outside the

              boundaries of what is considered normal instruction. Appropriate interaction

              would include high fives, fist bumps, side-to-side hugs and handshakes.

          8. Coaches should avoid having athletes as their favorites. They should also

              avoid creating a situation that could be perceived as them having favorites.

         9. Gift-giving, providing special favors or showing favoritism to individual athletes

              is strongly discouraged. 

 

 

 

 

USA Swimming and U.S. Center for Safe Sport contact and reporting information: 

 

       USA Swimming (719) 866-4578  Deal with a Safe Sport Concern.

 

       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.

 

  • Safe Sport Club Coordinator - Ann Jimenez - 808-357-2347