In an effort to protect athletes while participating in swimming, USA Swimming with the help of the U.S. Center for Safe Sport has developed some new policies for all member clubs.

While most details of the policy are for USA Swimming Members and USA Swimming Non-Athlete Members, there are aspects of it that effect 'Applicable Adults' which includes various meet personnel which have contact with athletes. 

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) has been developed by USA swimming to help educate everyone on appropriate interactions. You can find our policy here

Additonally, there are some clarifications for those with questions available through the USA Swimming Website specifically for this policy. Every meet we attend, including even closed YMCA meets, are USA Swimming approved which means this will apply to any meet or practice Heartland Hurricanes Swim Club attends.