The St Charles Swim Team 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.

 

 


SAFE SPORT for PARENTS

As part of the Safe Sport initiative. USA Swimming is offering this corse to increase awareness.

Click HERE to Begin - this online 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 for MINOR ATHLETES

You have learned how to be safe in the water, but Safe Sport is about staying safe outside of the pool too. Swimmers, please talk to your parents before going through this course.

Click HERE to Begin - This online training course covers sensititve material, including sexual and physcial abuse, presented by Praesidium Inc. c 2013 -- Praesidium Inc. is the national leader in abuse risk management.


SAFE SPORT for ADULT ATHLETES

Once you turn 18, you are required to take Athlete Protection Training.

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.


SCST MEMBER POLICIES

As a club member of USA-Swimming, and for the physical and emotional safety of our athletes, parents, officials, chaperones, coaches, and other non-athlete members of the St Charles Swim Team, we have developed and adhere to policies pertaining to athlete and non-athlete safety and conduct. These policies are listed below.

  • Safe Sport Initiative
  • Safe Sport Handbook
  • Safe Sport Best Practices
  • Code of Conduct
  • USA Swimming Code of Conduct
  • Travel Policies
  • Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP)
  • Anti-Bullying Action Plan
  • Athlete Electronic Communication (MAAPP)
  • Team Travel (without parents) (MAAPP)
  • Locker Room Monitoring (MAAPP)
  • Athlete Electronic Communication Best Practices (MAAAPP)
  • Massages and Rubdowns (MAAPP)
  • Applicable to Adults (MAAPP)
  • Photography