SPY is committed to providing a safe environment for all participants. In an effort to protect athletes while participating with SPY we have athlete protection policies and guidelines in place which were developed by guidance from USA Swimming with the help of the U.S. Center for Safe Sport.

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 SPY attends.

SPY Grievance Procedure - Please use this document regarding reporting grievances which you beileve to be in violation of the SPY Swim Team Athlete or Parent Code of Conduct. 

To deal with a SafeSport Concern, contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578. Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form or find more information at www.uscenterforsafesport.org/. You can contact the Club SafeSport Coordinator, Alex Totura at (217) 502-0461 or [email protected].

 

To view USA Swimming's Best Practices Guidelines for SafeSport please click here.