Safe Sport

What is Safe Sport?

USA Swimming is committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members. USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, a comprehensive abuse prevention program, consists of a multi-layered approach to keep kids safe, including: required policies and best practice guidelines; mandatory screening, including criminal background checks and employment screening; training and education; monitoring, supervision and mandatory reporting. These measures are informed by experts in the field of child safety and are among the strongest safeguards found in youth-serving organizations. To learn more about Safe Sport, visit the USA Swimming Safe Sport Home Page.

Additionally, USA Swimming provides free training videos for parents and athletes. Parents, we highly encourage you to sit down with your athletes and review these training videos.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy 2.0 

Velocity Swimming Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy 2.0 - Effective September 1, 2022

Free Training for Parents

Parents are a critical component to our overall goal of protecting children from sexual abuse. The comprehensive online programming includes information about how offenders operate; how to recognize and respond to boundary violations, myths and facts about child sexual abuse and USA Swimming’s Athlete Protection Policies and Procedures.

Athlete Protection Training for Parents

Free Training for Athletes (Ages 12 and older)

The training course covers:

  • Inappropriate Contact
  • Physical, emotional, and behavioral boundaries
  • What to do if your boundaries are violated
  • Who to tell
  • How USA Swimming can be a resource

Athlete Protection Training for Athletes

Athlete Protection Training Waiver (if necessary)

Free Safe Sport Activity Book for Athletes (Ages 11 and under)

Parents, coaches, and swimmers will be able to use the books to start a conversation about positive team culture, maintaining an environment of support and safety, and all the reasons to love the sport of swimming

Download Safe Sport Activity Book

Dealing with a Concern

If your concern deals with any of the following:

  • Peer to Peer Bullying
  • Adult to Athlete Bullying
  • Parent Issues
  • Violations of team rules and/or team code of conduct

Please make a report to our head coach ([email protected]) and exec board ([email protected]) or at the LSC level the following email address: i[email protected].  USA Swimming has provided a template letter to assist you in beginning this process.

For more serious concerns or sexual abuse, please visit the USA Swimming website to find out how best to address your concern:


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 (833) 587-7233 or use the online reporting form at or find more information at


Helpful Links

How to obtain an APT Waiver


Velocity Safe Sport Contact

Noelle Grigsby

[email protected]