DMSF cares about the safety and welfare of all of our athletes. As a member of USA Swimming, DMSF adheres to USA Swimming's Safe Sport practices and policies. 

A top priority of USA Swimming is to keep athletes safe from sexual abuse. The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a separate and independent organization that oversees all reports of sexual misconduct involving athletes, and its policies establish baselines and acceptable safety standards to limit one-on-one interactions, social media and electronic communications between adults and minor athletes. The policies also govern local and team travel arrangements with minor athletes, rules for the use of locker rooms and changing areas, and rules regarding massages, rubdowns and athletic training modalities such as stretching. 

USA Swimming and DMSF have adopted these SafeSport policies, and added requirements and education obligations regarding these new policies for its members. 

SafeSport Reporting

DMSF:  Alissa Smith, asmith@desmoinesswim.org

USA Swimming

U.S. Center for Safe Sport 

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Program (MAAP)