Illinois Swimming
Level 2


Safe Sport Club Recognition


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.USA Swimming is committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all its members.

Below are documents and links for your use to be a more informed swimmer and parent.


USA Swimming Safe sport website

USA Swimming Code of Coduct


The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) aim to help young athletes feel safe, supported, and strengthened—by limiting one-on-one interactions between adults and children, requiring abuse prevention training for certain adults, and promoting environments in which misconduct is less likely to occur.

Buehler YMCA MAAPP Policy

Buehler YMCA MAAPP Acknowledgement


For Swimmers ages 12-17

All swimmers ages 12-17 need to take "Safe Sport for Athletes" 

Safe Sport for Athletes teaches swimmers how to be a part of Safe Sport, as well as gives education about healthy boundaries and where to take a concern.

USA SWIMMING MEMBERS/NON-MEMBERS may access the course via 

Swimmer training click here 

All Parents


This course is designed for swim parents to understand the Safe Sport program and their role in working with the swim club to provide a safe, healthy, and positive environment for the swimmers.

FOR NON-MEMBERS: You can create a free non-member education account and access the training for parents at

Parent training click here

Need to contact or report something to Safe Sport:

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

U.S. Center for SafeSport to make a report. Use the online reporting form, call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233)

find more information at


Safe Sport Club Coordinator:

Lindsay Montgomery

[email protected]



How to contact our Coaches: 

It is required that all adult coaches are non-athlete members of USA Swimming. This ensures that the individuals are background checked and have completed the Athlete Protection Training


On-line trainings coming up: 



Other important Safe Sport items: 

Best Practice Guidelines

Action Plan to Address Bullying

Buehler YMCA Blue Marlins Swim Team Grievance Procedure

Talent Release Form (Photos, video, etc...) 

Parent Code of Coduct

Locker Room Monitoring

Permission for Licensed Massage Therapist

Permission for Travel with an unrelated adult (travel meet)

Permission for Local Travel with an unrelated adult 

Permission for Adult Athlete lodging with a minor athlete