USA Swimming’s top priority continues to be keeping our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to our Safe Sport policy and education requirements.

All MACR Swim Team families are required to read and acknowledge compliance with this policy.  A copy of the policy acknowledgement form can be downloaded from this page.  Paper copies will be available in the swimmer crates on the pool deck of the HGN YMCA.

Below you will find educational resources to assist you in understanding and implementing these requirements. Join us in our commitment to do more to keep our athletes safe and abuse out of our sport.

MACR MAAPP 2.0 (Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy)

SafeSport Best Practices

MACR Action Plan to Address Bullying

Definition of an "Applicable Adult"

Additional MACR Sharks Team Policies can be found on the Parent Info page of our website

Additional USA Swimming Safe Sport Information can be found on the USA Swimming Website.


Reporting Information

To file a report or deal with a SafeSport concern contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578.  The U.S. Center for Safe Sport can be contact at (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form listed below.

Additionally you may contact Donald Pirrie, Safe Sport Coordinator for the team at [email protected] or Paul Brown, the Cedar Rapids YMCA Aquatics Director at [email protected] 

Click here for the online reporting form or find more information at


Permission Slips

Code of Conduct Forms

Policy Acknowledge Form

All USA Swimming Members of the MACR Sharks must complete this form and turn into the coach.


Free Safe Sport Training Courses

*NOTE: There are specific trainings for Athlete and Parent.  Not to be confused with the training called Athlete Protection Training.  This is a more in depth trianing required for coaches to complete.