The COHO Swim Club and USA Swimming are committed to the safety and well-being of all of our members, with the welfare of the athletes as the top priority.

As of June 23, 2019, COHO and USA Swimming will be required to comply with the New Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy ("MAAPP") set forth by the US Center for Safe Sport. You can read the new policy here.

ALL COHO athletes 18 years and Older are NOW required to take Athlete Protection Training. The Athlete Protection Training can be found here.

Thank you for your commitment for protecting those in your care.

COHO Parent Handbook

Safe Sport course for Parents

As part of the Safe Sport initiative. USA swimming is offering this course to increase awareness.

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This online training course covers sensitive material, including sexual and physical abuse.

Presented by Praesidium Inc. c 2013 -- Praesidium Inc. is the national leader in  abuse risk management

Safe Sport course for Athletes

You have learned how to be safe in the water - don't dive in the shallow end, no running on deck, and clear the pool when you see lightning - but Safe Sport is about the ways to stay safe outside of the pool too. Kids, please talk to you parents before using this link!

Click here to begin

This online training course covers sensitive material, including sexual and physical abuse.

Presented by Praesidium Inc. c 2013 -- Praesidium Inc. is the national leader in  abuse risk management

Safe Sport Documents and Information

Safe Sport Handbook (PDF)

USA swimming members should use the policies, guidelines, best practices, strategies, and tools included in this handbook to implement Safe Sport practices at the local level. Together, we can create a safe environment for all members to enjoy the sport of swimming.

Preventing False Allegations (PDF)

Questions for Swim Parents (PDF)

Safety Card for Marshals (PDF). We will provide these to meet marshals at our hosted meets.

Deck Change Poster (PDF) and No Camera Poster (PDF). These will be posted at our hosted meets.

Instructions for Timers (PDF). Point 3 is particularly relevant for Safe Sport.

COHO/USA Swimming Safe Sport Policies

COHO Code of Conduct

USA Swimming Code of Conduct

Action Plan to Address Bullying

Electronic Communication (New MAAPP Requirements)

Team Travel Waiver (without parents) (New MAAPP Requirements)

Locker Room Monitoring (New MAAPP Requirements)

COHO Locker Room Guidelines

Photo Permission Policy

Massages and Rubdowns (New MAAPP Requirements)

Applicable Adults (New MAAPP Requirements)

One on One Interactions (New MAAPP Requirements)

Use of Electronic and Recording Devices Policy