Bearsharktopus Aquatic Swim Club

BASC Safe Sport Center



Contact SafeSport


Contact BASC's SafeSport Club Coordinator

Sarah McLaughlin

[email protected]


To Report to SafeSport

  • To deal with a Safe Sport concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578 or
  • Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form at or find more information at

Click here to see the SafeSport Recommended Best Practice Guidelines 

Below you can find information on required team Safe Sport Certification for both parents and swimmers over twelve. There is also information on how to find out if your certification is up to date.


Annual SafeSport Certification Course  (All Swimmers & Parents)

All swimmers must complete the Athlete Protection coarse above the age of twelve each year. Links for swimmers to complete their testing can be found in their classroom work. Parents are also required by both BASC & USA Swimming to complete the testing annually (one member per family). If you took this last year you must retake it for this years testing. Below you can find information on completing the USA Swimming Athlete Protection Coarse for parent members.

Parent Safe Sport Certification Steps -

Parents will need to complete these steps in order for us to receive our SafeSport Training Certification.

1. Complete the "Parents Guide to Misconduct in Sport" Training on USA Swimming's LEARN Program.

(A) Go to

(B) Scroll down to where it says 'Parent/Athlete Education'

(C) Click the 'Parent Training' Button

(D) Click the "Register' button at the top of the LEARN page

(E) Click the 'Create Account' button under 'Non-Member Access'

(F) Fill out the requested information, using Illinois Swimming as our LSC and select Bearsharktopus Aquatics Swim Club (BASC) under team name 

(G) On the next page, Click 'Courses' from there scroll until you find the box that says 'Safe Sport Recognized Club Courses'. Add them to your cart (the total should be $0), and check out.

(H) From here, click thee USA SafeSport Logo at the top left hand side of the page. This will take you back to the home page and give you the ability to start the parent education course.  Please complete this as soon as possible! If your athlete is between 12 and 17, please also have them complete the 'Safe Sport for Athletes' course that appears. 

(I) Please scroll to the bottom of this section and confirm course competition...


Athlete Safe Sport Certification Steps - (ALL Athletes 12 to 17 must take!!!

1. Go to

2. Input your information in the Member Education Box to find your account.

3. Check the parental consent box and hit the red "Go to Learn" Box once your account is found.

4. Enter your name and email address. Under LSC select the "Illinois Swimming" option, and under club name choose "Bearsharktopus Aquatic Swim Club."

5. Hit Update...

6. Once it says your information has been updated, go to the top of the page and hit the button that says 'Courses'.

7. At the top of the page, there is a course that says "Athlete Protection Training". Click 'Learn More' on the next page.

8. Click the 'Add to Cart' button and 'Checkout'.

9. Input your information. You WILL NOT need to fill out any credit card information to do this course. Continue to the next page.

10. Hit 'Place Order".

11. This page should take you directly to the Athlete Protection Course. If it doesn't, repeat steps 1-3 and its should open directly to the course.

12. Confirm Completion of Course

To Check Certification Status:

  1. Go to

  2. Scroll to the ‘Start the Process’ box, and input your name and birthdate 

  3. Once your name pops up, hit ‘continue’

  4. Hit ‘Go to Learn’

  5. On the right hand side of the page, there is a bar that says ‘certification progress’. If it is less than 100%, you’re missing a class! 

  6. To see your expiration dates, look in the top center of the page.